Press Centre

Welcome to the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)' 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: If you have a special area of interest please specify this.

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Nachruf auf Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD

Am 27. Oktober 2020 ist Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD (Universität Göttingen / Courant Forschungszentrum) nach langer und schwerer Krankheit in Göttingen verstorben.

A Heartfelt Goodbye |
The GIGA Mourns Daniel Flemes

After a long illness, Dr. Daniel Flemes passed away in mid-October 2020. We mourn the passing of our dear friend and colleague.

Recent Press Releases

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Imagining Futures – Dealing with Disparity

Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) to be established at the Université de Tunis

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Merike Blofield New Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

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

Recent Spotlights

Coronavirus and the Global South

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.

Recent Media Contributions

Good Will Hunters | The Free Kylie Campaign – Where to from here?
Interview with Marika Sosnowski
Deutsche Welle | Conflicts slow world pandemic response
Interview with Matthias Basedau
SR 2 | Erwartungen an Japans neuen Premierminister Yoshihide Suga
Interview with Patrick Köllner (from 16:43)
SR Podcast - Bilanz am Mittag | Japans neuer Regierungschef gewählt - Stimmen aus dem Volk
Interview with Patrick Köllner (from 16:31)


Verena Schweiger

Head of Communications Department

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By Field of Research:
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Press Releases

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