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.
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.
Research institute provides background information, context, and discussion
Leading Asia journal to be jointly published by the GIGA and the King’s College–based Lau China Institute.
Members of the press are invited to get in touch with GIGA scholars for commentary and analysis on the G20 and its topics.
Leading international scholars and political decision makers will discuss the impact of external interventions.
The Hamburg-based Leibniz institute will receive support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to further develop its research alumni strategy.
New report by the Land Matrix initiative takes stock of situation.
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.
In his lecture at Hamburg City Hall, Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier spoke about the changing international order.
Lecture on German Foreign Policy and the United Nations
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.
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies announces its new research programmes.
High-utility publication to provide analyses, research results, and policy advice
The award honours outstanding research by up-and-coming African scholars.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
At a Senate reception at Hamburg City Hall, GIGA President Amrita Narlikar called for more involvement on the part of rising powers in solving global problems.
The Board of Trustees of the GIGA has installed Dr Amrita Narlikar from the University of Cambridge to lead the institute as its new president. Her term is set to begin on 1 October 2014.
Agrofuel production is one of the main drivers of the global rush for land, shows a new study by the GIGA.
Annette Ranko has followed the development of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt for many years. Her new portrait of the organization provides a rare glimpse of the inner workings of a powerful fraternity.
At a Senate reception at Hamburg City Hall, the Free and Hanseatic City celebrated GIGA’s fiftieth anniversary. Speakers included First Mayor Olaf Scholz, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and NDR Editor-in-Chief Andreas Cichowicz.
Founded in 1964 as the Deutsches Übersee-Institut, the GIGA is now an internationally renowned institute that delivers world-class social science research. On 10 April it will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with a ceremony at the Hamburg City Hall.
Many Germans see economic relations with China as equally or more important than those with the United States – but they fear spying on industrial secrets, shows a study made by the GIGA.
Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman and Timothy Power from the University of Oxford win the GIGA CAS Award for the global comparison of presidential systems.
The Land Matrix partnership launches the second phase of the Global Observatory on large scale land acquisitions. The Land Matrix Global Observatory is a tool that promotes transparency in land transactions and supports open data and open source communities focused on land deals. The thoroughly updated dataset allows tracking of large scale land acquisitions, from negotiation to implementation.
As one of Europe's leading research institutes for Comparative Area Studies (CAS), the GIGA has settled as a centre of academic excellence and has given CAS a scientific home. Now the GIGA has established a new award for the best journal article of this still-young field of science.