Academic Staff | Power and Ideas

Contact Competence Länder und Regionen
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • East Asian international relations
  • East Asia
  • China
  • Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
  • International Institutions
  • International Regimes
  • International Security and PeaceStudies
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Official development aid
  • social policy, economy
  • political development
  • South Asia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • India’s foreign and security policy
  • International Relations in South Asia
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • BRICS and International Order
  • State fragility and transformation
  • Cyber foreign policy
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Afghanistan
  • EU Foreign Policy
  • EU-China Relations
  • International Relations
  • China
  • European Union
  • International Relations
  • foreign and security policy
  • regional cooperation
  • South America, especially Brazil and Colombia
  • Advocacy on health-related issues
  • Gender issues
  • Human Rights and advocacy
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Regionalism
  • regional planning
  • regional powers
  • multipolarity
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Developing regions, especially in Latin America
  • Institutional influence and leadership
  • Ideas and values
  • Foreign policy and regionalism
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Mercosur
  • Agriculture and development
  • technology and industrial Promotion
  • development theories
  • environmental problems, health
  • Latin America
  • Regional Intergration in Latin America, UNASUR, Mercosur, CARICOM
  • Regional public policies in social policy fields
  • Interministerial networks
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean
  • International conflict resolution
  • Mediation in inter-state and intra-state conflicts
  • Regional patterns and variations of mediation
  • Regional organizations and mediation
  • Regional security architecture of the Middle East
  • Peace and conflict research
  • Middle East

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Vice President
Director of the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies
  • Formal and informal institutions
  • Political parties and organizations
  • Japan
  • North and South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • International and regional governmental organizations in comparative perspective
  • EU in global regionalism
  • Diffusion theories
  • Latin America

Medha

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Indian foreign policy
  • Role of identities in international relations
  • Media and politics
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Rising Powers
  • BRICS, especially India
  • International Trade
  • International Negotiation
  • World Trade Organization
  • India
  • Brazil

Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte

Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies
Editor GIGA Focus Latin America
  • Forms of government
  • developmental cooperation
  • EU-USA-LA relations
  • Latin America, especially Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay
  • Emerging Democracies
  • Sovereignty
  • India‘s Foreign Policy
  • India
  • Mozambique
  • Regional Powers
  • GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Regional and emerging powers
  • Global and regional environmental politics
  • Global climate regime
  • India
  • BRICS

Dr. Thomas Richter

Coordinator GIGA Forum
Senior Research Fellow
  • Rentier state theory
  • stability and change in authoritarian regimes
  • foreign trade reforms in developing countries
  • Small Gulf states
  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Michael Strautmann

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Interorganizational cooperation
  • (In)formal network structures
  • Harmonization/complementarity in development cooperation
  • Madagascar
  • Indonesia
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Legitimation and stability of authoritarian regimes
  • Foreign policy of authoritarian states
  • Chinese foreign and security policy
  • Natural resources and religion in intra-state conflicts
  • China
  • Latin America
  • Social Construction of Regional Orders
  • Foreign Policy
  • Colombia
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Policy
  • Emerging Powers: China and Brazil
  • International Cooperation
  • South-South Cooperation, Integration and Regionalism in Latin America
  • Ecuador