Press Releases

March 2020

Press Release |
Imagining Futures – Dealing with Disparity

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

January 2020

Press Release |
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

October 2019

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Eckart Woertz New Director of the GIGA Institute for 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 for Middle East Studies.

September 2019

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.

February 2019

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GIGA's Open Access Journals Now Published by SAGE

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) have recently partnered to publish GIGA's open access journals.

October 2018

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New Leadership in Three GIGA Regional Institutes

A new line-up in the GIGA’s executive board: this body brings together experts on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as on global developments. Between them they steer the entire institute.

August 2018

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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.

June 2018

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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

April 2018

Press Information |
Germany and India: "A Fresh Look at Each Other"

GIGA President Amrita Narlikar accompanied Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his state visit to India.

September 2017

Award |
GIGA Researcher Awarded Dissertation Prize for Analysis of Opposition Cooperation in Authoritarian States

Middle East expert Jens Heibach has won the 2017 DAVO Dissertation Prize for his PhD thesis on an opposition alliance in Yemen.

Press Invitation and Event Announcement |
Lars-Hendrik Röller to Speak at the GIGA about the Future of Multilateralism

Immediately after the parliamentary elections, Professor Lars-Hendrik Röller, Germany's G20 sherpa and an economic policy advisor to the federal chancellor, will speak at the GIGA about Germany’s future role in global politics.

July 2017

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.

June 2017

May 2017

March 2017

Press Release |
GIGA Launches Series of Articles and Events on the G20

Research institute provides background information, context, and discussion

February 2017

January 2017

Press Information |
GIGA and King’s College to Collaborate on Academic China Journal

Leading Asia journal to be jointly published by the GIGA and the King’s College–based Lau China Institute.

November 2016

Press Information |
Research Institutes and Think Tanks Support Germany as It Takes Over G20 Presidency

Members of the press are invited to get in touch with GIGA scholars for commentary and analysis on the G20 and its topics.

Media Invitation |
GIGA Global Transitions Conference in Hamburg on 1–2 December 2016

Leading international scholars and political decision makers will discuss the impact of external interventions.

October 2016

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GIGA Wins Alumni Strategies Competition

The Hamburg-based Leibniz institute will receive support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to further develop its research alumni strategy.

Press Release |
26.7 Million Hectares of Land in Investors’ Hands

New report by the Land Matrix initiative takes stock of situation.

July 2016

Press release |
GIGA Expert to Accompany German Federal President Gauck to Chile and Uruguay

Latin America expert Prof. Detlef Nolte will accompany Federal President Joachim Gauck on a state visit to Chile and Uruguay from 11 to 17 July.

June 2016

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Germany Announces UN Security Council Candidacy at GIGA Event in Hamburg

In his lecture at Hamburg City Hall, Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier spoke about the changing international order.

Media invitation |
German Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaks at GIGA Event in Hamburg on 27 June

Lecture on German Foreign Policy and the United Nations

GIGA CAS Award 2016 |
Sean Yom Wins GIGA Prize for Comparative Area Studies

Political scientist Sean Yom has developed an innovative research approach for comparative area studies. The GIGA has granted him an award in recognition of this work.

May 2016

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The GIGA Refines Its Research Profile

The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) announces its new research programmes.

April 2016

Press release |
GIGA Launches New GIGA Focus Series

High-utility publication to provide analyses, research results, and policy advice

Award |
Fana Gebresenbet wins first Young African Scholar Award

The award honours outstanding research by up-and-coming African scholars.

February 2016

Award |
GIGA Researchers Win Journal of Peace Research Prize

GIGA scholars Dr. André Bank and Dr. Alexander de Juan have been awarded the Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award for their findings on the Syria conflict.

July 2015

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Leibniz Senate Certifies GIGA’s Outstanding Performance

The Leibniz Association Senate has awarded superb marks to the GIGA. In a statement published on 9 July 2015, the Senate writes that the GIGA has developed outstandingly in recent years and rates the institute’s performance in research and knowledge transfer as very good and, in part, excellent.

June 2015

Media invitation |
Russia Expert to Talk on Putin’s Geopolitics and Economic Policy

In her lecture "Putin and Russia in Historical Perspective" Prof. Padma Desai will analyse Putin’s geopolitical manoeuvres and the state of the Russian economy on 26 June.

Media invitation |
Expert on World Trade Kicks Off the GIGA Lecture Series at City Hall

Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati will deliver the inaugural lecture of the GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series on 25 June. His topic: "Trade Issues Today: WTO, Transatlantic and Transpacific Agreements".

April 2015

Prize |
Prize for Junior Scholars Undertaking Research on Africa

The Africa Spectrum journal is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. To mark this occasion and in cooperation with the University of the Free State in South Africa, the Young African Scholar Award will be granted for the first time. The goal is to support junior scholars carrying out research on Africa.

Award |
Call for Nominations for GIGA’s CAS Award

The GIGA, one of Europe’s leading research institutes for comparative area studies (CAS), will again grant an award for the best journal article in this still-young academic field.

February 2015

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Populism, Terrorism and the Comparison of World Regions

From 25 to 27 February 2015, 200 scholars will come together at the GIGA for the conference of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW). Topics include: the clash of civilisations, human rights and conflicts around the world. #DVPWGIGA