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 and press releases, as well as contact details for our experts. If you would like to receive notifications about new reports and our latest press releases, please e-mail us your name, media organisation, contact details, and e-mail address: presse@giga-hamburg.de. If you have a special area of interest please specify this.

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News

In brief |
GIGA Honours Doctoral Programme Graduates

Fourteen up-and-coming researchers were honoured for successfully completing the GIGA Doctoral Programme. In a festive graduation ceremony on 5 October they passed the baton to a new cohort of doctoral students at the institute.

In brief |
New Leadership in Three GIGA Regional Institutes

As of 1 October, Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau is the new Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. In addition, the long-standing directors of the GIGA Institutes of Latin American and of Middle East Studies, Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte and Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig, respectively, have both duly retired in recent months.

Recent Press Releases

Press release |
The Marie Curie ITN proposal "Mediating Islam in the Digital Age" (MIDA) has been awarded

An international consortium of research institutes, universities, and non-academic partners in six European countries was awarded a research grant from the Department for Research and Innovation of the European Commission in June 2018.

Press release |
New Data Bank Promotes Increased Transparency and Progress in Scholarship Area Studies: Scholars Share Research Data Online

Open access to comprehensive research data thanks to new data bank at the GIGA

Recent Online Dossiers

Online-Dossier
BRICS

The BRICS states are facing significant challenges. This site brings together current research results, analyses, and our experts’ contact information.

Recent Media Contributions

phoenix.de | Zölle, Sanktionen, Handelskrieg - Wie weit geht Trump
Podiumsdiskussion mit Margot Schüller
InfoMigrants | Assad's pardon for army deserters a double-edged sword for refugees abroad
Article quoting André Bank
Süddeutsche Zeitung | Wahl in Brasilien: Warum Schwarze einen Rassisten wählen
Interview with Mariana Llanos
Deutsche Welle | Venezuela: el concejal Fernando Albán, póstuma celebridad
Article quoting Ana Solíz

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