Event | 01/12/2016

Interventions to Be Discussed at High-Level International Conference in Hamburg, Germany

Leading international scholars and practitioners will participate in the second GIGA Global Transitions Conference.

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The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) is looking forward to welcoming leading international scholars, practitioners, and media representatives in Hamburg, Germany, on 1–2 December 2016. At the “External Intervention in the Age of Global Transitions” conference, the participants will join GIGA researchers in discussing how states, international organisations, corporations, and civil society actors are reacting to – and shaping – the rapidly unfolding multipolar world order. This year’s event is the second in the Global Transitions Conference Series, which the GIGA initiated and launched last year. Conceptualised as a dynamic interaction between the worlds of academia and policy, the conference series aims to generate increased understanding of the key challenges and problems the world faces today, and to propose innovative and feasible solutions. The following individuals are expected to participate:*

Dr. André Bank, Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Prof. Nancy Bermeo, University of Oxford, Nuffield Chair of Comparative Politics at Nuffield College Prof. Michael Bratton, Michigan State University, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies Prof. Richard Caplan, University of Oxford, Professor of International Relations and Official Fellow of Linacre College Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceVice President for Studies, Director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Program Dr. Sandra Destradi, Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Dr. Leonel Férnandez, EU-LAC Foundation, President of the EU-LAC Foundation and Former President of the Dominican Republic Dr. Thomas Helfen, BMZ, Head of Peace and Security Division at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Prof. Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence Prof. Stephen Krasner, Stanford University, Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations and former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach, Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Jonathan Ledgard, Afrotech, Director of Afrotech, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Prof. Amrita Narlikar, President of the GIGA Ayo Obe, International Crisis Group, Co-Vice Chair of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group Prof. Roland Paris, University of Ottawa, University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, and recurring Senior Advisor to the Canadian Government Ambassador Jayant Prasad, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Director General of the IDSA in New Delhi, and former Diplomat Dr. Christian von Soest, Head of the GIGA’s Peace and Security Research Programme Prof. Marc Weller, University of Cambridge, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the Department of Politics Prof. Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute, Professor and Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute Prof. Laurence Whitehead, University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow, Politics, Nuffield College

*Subject to change Participation on invitation only.


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