Press Centre

Welcome to the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies' Press Centre. This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest news, press releases and contact details on our experts. If you would like to receive notification of new reports and our latest press releases, please email us your name, media organization, contact details and email address: If you have a special area of interest please specify.

The G20 summit will be held in Hamburg under Germany’s presidency on 7 and 8 July 2017. The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies has a long-standing record of top-class research on G20-related topics, and participates also in some of the G20 processes. Learn more about our activities.


Article |
The Real Power of the G-20 - Why the Summit in Hamburg Stood Out

The G20 summit in Hamburg - a landmark moment. GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar shares her analysis in an article in Foreign Affairs online.

Statement |
G20: "Substantive change will have to occur."

In his opening remarks at a roundtable discussion in Hamburg, GIGA scholar Jann Lay called for an honest and thorough account of the impacts and mechanisms of globalisation.

Recent Press Releases

Award |
GIGA Researcher Honoured with Dissertation Prize

Julia Strasheim has been honoured with the prestigious Körber Foundation’s German Dissertation Award. She received the first prize in the social sciences section for her outstanding dissertation on securing peace after violent conflicts.

Recent Online Dossiers


The BRICS states have faced significant challenges lately. Our online dossier brings together current research results, analyses, and our experts’ contact information.

Online Dossier

Brazil was once seen as an aspiring “shaping power” capable of fulfilling its potential. But the upheavals of recent months have thrown the country into a serious crisis. Our dossier provides analyses and expert contacts.

Recent Media Contributions

Foreign Affairs | The Real Power of the G-20 - Why the Summit in Hamburg Stood Out
Commentary by Amrita Narlikar | 'Schwerpunkt'- Der Bürgerkrieg in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik
Interview with Tim Glawion
WDR Cosmo | "Der König ist tot, es lebe der König": Monarchien im Nahen Osten und weltweit
Interview with André Bank


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