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Am 27. Oktober 2020 ist Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD (Universität Göttingen / Courant Forschungszentrum) nach langer und schwerer Krankheit in Göttingen verstorben.
After a long illness, Dr. Daniel Flemes passed away in mid-October 2020. We mourn the passing of our dear friend and colleague.
Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) to be established at the Université de Tunis
The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield takes up her position as Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies
Large parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are being very seriously affected by the disease, and the states of the global south are showing a wide variation in their reactions. With its expertise on global developments as well as its deep knowledge of the global south, the GIGA is uniquely positioned to analyse the pandemic’s repercussions and to contribute to policy solutions to the resulting problems.
The BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa face great challenges. Despite their different – sometimes even contradictory – interests, the group continues to seek political and economic exchange.