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: If you have a special area of interest please specify this.

The G20 summit was 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 participated also in some of the G20 processes. Learn more about our activities.


Journal |
New Africa Spectrum 1/2019

This issue of Africa Spectrum analyses a variety of topics such as the ambivalent role of ex-combatants in Sierra Leone, Tanzania’s efforts to stand up to foreign gas corporations, and Namibia after the second national land conference.

Journal |
New Journal of Politics in Latin America 2/2019

The new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America offers analyses on a variety of topics such as pension reforms in Chile, the perceptions of political corruption, indigenous language rights in Peru or feminist legislators, women’s representation, and career paths in Argentina.

Recent Press Releases

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.

Press release |
Amrita Narlikar Reappointed. GIGA on Course for Successful Future

Under the leadership of the renowned researcher, the Institute aims to further expand its international appeal.

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 | "Dialog mit China" Partner oder Rivalen?
Discussion with Amrita Narlikar
Deutsche Welle | Brazilian president softens tone on China
Interview with Amrita Narlikar
NDR Info | Redezeit - Themenabend: Der Krieg um Nordsyrien
Discussion with Eckart Woertz
RBB Radio Eins | Abiy Ahmed bekommt den Friedensnobelpreis
Interview with Sabine Kurtenbach


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Head of Communications Department

Dr. Peter Peetz

Head of Finances and Administration

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