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GIGA Global Transitions Conference in Hamburg on 1–2 December 2016

Leading international scholars and political decision makers will discuss the impact of external interventions.

Hamburg, 24 November 2016. Airstrikes against the “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq, election observer missions abroad, and the struggles surrounding climate, trade, and peace agreements around the globe – all are examples of how nation states, organisations, and other actors attempt to influence international events.

Under what conditions are interventions plausible and effective? This question is the focus of the “External Intervention in the Age of Global Transitions“ conference, which will be held by the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) on 1–2 December in Hamburg. Leading international scholars and political decision makers will illuminate the different perspectives on intervention evident around the globe, as well as the commonalities that exist. With this conference, the GIGA aims to highlight ways in which the international community can address the great challenges of the present day. We cordially invite you to attend.

GIGA Global Transitions Conference External Intervention in the Age of Global Transitions
1–2 December 2016
GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg

A list of speakers and the complete conference programme are available here.

Please register by e-mail at Interviews with guests and GIGA researchers can be organised upon request.

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About the GIGA
The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg, Germany. Our mission is to analyse political, social, and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as global issues. As a member of the Leibniz Association, we are committed to the Leibniz principle of "theoria cum praxi": science for the benefit of society.

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