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Award |
GIGA researcher wins John Urry Memorial Prize 2020

Dr. Christiane Fröhlich and co-authors Dr. Andrew Baldwin and Dr. Delf Roth were awarded the first John Urry Memorial Prize for their article “From climate migration to anthropocene mobilities: shifting the debate”.

In brief |
The Coronavirus and Germany

Article by Amrita Narlikar, 13 March 2020 – There’s “Keep-calm-and-carry-on” and then there’s burying one’s head in the sand. Germany’s blasé response to the Coronavirus crisis reveals some unpleasant truths. If we have any hope of flattening the curve, the narrative needs changing.

Recent Press Releases

Press Release |
Merike Blofield New Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield takes up her position as Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

Press Release |
Eckart Woertz New Director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies

The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz today takes up his position as Director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies.

Recent Spotlights


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.


Brazil was once regarded as an up-and-coming creative power, but in recent years the country has fallen into serious crisis. How have corruption scandals and election campaigns by right-wing politicians changed Brazil? What influence will the country have on the continent in future?

Recent Media Contributions

Tagesspiegel CAUSA | Musik von der MuSiKo 2020
Column by Amrita Narlikar | Krieg und Flucht in Syrien: "Ein Korridor wäre ideal"
Interview with André Bank | Anti-Terror-Kampf: Gespräch mit Afrika-Experten Matthias Basedau
Interview with Matthias Basedau
Spiegel Online | Kohlekraftwerke auf dem Balkan: Chinas Geld ist Bosniens Gift
Interview with Amrita Narlikar


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