As part of the “Ask Leibniz” campaign, GIGA scholars are answering some of the big questions facing society. The Leibniz Association project invites public participation.
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“What possibilities exist to make the world a better place?” and “What role is China playing in Africa?” – As part of the “Ask Leibniz” campaign, GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar and research fellow Tabea Lakemann have tackled these questions and shared their insights with a broad public. With their research on Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and global developments, the GIGA’s researchers are continually seeking answers to politically and socially pertinent questions like these.
With “Ask Leibniz,” the Leibniz Association is demonstrating the relevance of the research carried out at its institutes – such as the GIGA – for society. The campaign website provides information about current research projects and encourages participation: Whoever wants to can submit their own questions to the Leibniz researchers.
To the contributions of the GIGA scientists:
This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the social and political role of Chinese associations in Africa, the ideological discourse of "positive energy" in China, and the redefinition of the concept of "citizen diplomacy".
The new issue of the GIGA Journal of Politics in Latin America offers a variety of analyses of topics such as drug crime, law enforcement, or oppositional patterns against democracy in Mexico, as well as a reassessment of the 2017 presidential election in Chile.
Many refugees and migrant workers in the Global South must thwart curfews in order to make a living. GIGA researchers Dr. Lea Müller-Funk, Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz and Dr. Christiane Fröhlich analyse, how COVID-19 impacts (forced) migration in the Middle East and North Africa.