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  • GIGA Forum | 07/11/2022

    The Global Politics of Status: India, Turkey, and Indonesia at the G20 Summit and Beyond

    This GIGA Forum focuses on the foreign policies of three powers: India, Turkey, and Indonesia. Our experts will investigate the domestic roots and the consequences of their status-seeking strategies, and their respective abilities to help shape a changing global order.

    GIGA Forum | 07/12/2022

    The Fight for Equal Rights and Freedom in Iran

    This GIGA Forum addresses the root causes of the protests in Iran and their significance at the domestic, regional, and international levels.

    GIGA Forum | 26/10/2022

    Making China Great Again? Political and Economic Implications of the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress

    The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is widely regarded as being set to be one of the most important political events of the year. Xi Jinping is expected to secure a third term as state president. In this GIGA Forum, experts will discuss the political and economic implications hereof. Video of event now online!

    GIGA Talk | 25/10/2022

    Brazil’s Run-off Elections: Democracy at Risk

    Brazil, one of Global South’s largest democracies, is heading for the decisive second round of its presidential elections on Sunday 30 October. However, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly threatened not to accept the vote if he should lose. At this GIGA Talk, we will discuss the consequences for Brazil and its relationship with Europe. Video now online!

    Cooperation Event | 02/11/2022 - 03/11/2022

    Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium 2022

    Several German research institutes ATB, GIGA, IGZ, PIK, ZALF and ZMT – all members of the Leibniz association – have initiated the Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS). The aim of LEADS is to foster interdisciplinary exchange and stimulate collaboration on global societal challenges among early career researchers and senior scholars.

    Spotlight on... | 27/10/2022

    "Spotlight on..." New Doctoral Researcher Hamid Talebian

    Hamid Talebian joined the GIGA in March 2022 and recently joined the DP to work on his dissertation about Iran’s educational and sectarian-revolutionary para-statal actors in Sub-Saharan Africa, explaining the Republic of Iran’s articulation of its (soft) power. Learn more about Hamid and his dissertation project in this interview.

    International Affairs | Oxford University Press | 09/2022

    International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide

    The International Affairs centenary special issue, edited by GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, is a ‘how not to’ guide for international relations. It brings together 14 experts examining historic failures and how policy practitioners and researchers can get it right together.

    Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

    Spotlight on... | 20/10/2022

    "Spotlight on..." Blogging in Academia

    GIGA Doctoral Researcher Hager Ali recently started an open access blog series on “Autocracies with Adjectives”. Get to know more about the Blog Series and Hager’s views on blogging in academia in this interview.

    GIGA Talk | 27/10/2022

    Iran: Pivot to the East amidst Domestic Repression

    As protests and human rights violations prevail in Iran, the Islamic Republic continues to orient itself towards the east, stepping up its relations with China, Russia, and India. This GIGA Talk seeks to shed light on this key strategic turn.

    In Brief | 06/10/2022

    Welcome Onboard! The GIGA’s New Doctoral Researchers

    We are delighted to welcome four new colleagues who will start exciting dissertation projects in October 2022 within the framework of the GIGA’s Doctoral Programme.

    Cooperation Event | 21/09/2022

    How NOT to Do Foreign Policy

    For the launch of the International Affairs Centenary special issue “International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide”, Chatham House invites for a discussion with Prof. Drezner, Prof. Narlikar, and Prof. Rosoux on how policymakers and researchers can learn from the worst pitfalls. Video is online.

    GIGA Forum | 29/09/2022

    Attacking the Vote: Election Fears in Brazil and Beyond

    Many people fear rigged elections, when, on 2 October 2022, more than 150 million Brazilians are called to vote. President Jair Bolsonaro, seeking re-election, has repeatedly impugned the voting system. At this GIGA Forum, experts explore flawed, corrupt, or failed elections in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Video of event now online!

    Cooperation Event | 12/10/2022

    CFS 50 Side Event SE14: Human Rights in Global Land Acquisitions and Agricultural Supply Chains: Global Frameworks and Human Rights due Diligence

    To prevent human rights violations in global agricultural supply chains, various approaches exist at national, regional, and international levels. Yet, these approaches are often little aligned. The side event aims to explore potential synergies to improve enforcement of human rights in global agricultural production.

    In Brief | 26/09/2022

    Diversity Days at the GIGA

    27 and 28 September are Diversity Days at the GIGA. We are committed to an appreciative working environment and open cooperation in our diverse society. Learn more about this topic and the activities at the GIGA.

    Award | 25/09/2022

    Anette Ruml Awarded for Excellent Research on Food Security

    GIGA researcher Dr. Anette Ruml was awarded the Hermann Eiselen-Science Award 2022 by the fiat panis foundation. Ruml received the prize for her excellent research and her important contribution to improving the food situation in countries of the Global South.

    Award | 18/09/2022

    Mariana Llanos and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán awarded the Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award

    Mariana Llanos and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán has received the Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Their paper “Oversight or Representation? Public Opinion and Impeachment Resolutions in Argentina and Brazil” was named the best article in Legislative Studies Quarterly.

    Infographic | 08/2022

    Do COVID-related Legal Measures Shrink Civic Space?

    How COVID-related measures have changed the civil society space is illustrated in this infographic. The trend analysis was produced as part of the project "Context Matters - Country-Specific Politico-Economic Analyses, Conflict and Crisis Potentials, as well as Global and Regional Trends", funded by BMZ.

    International Affairs | 09/2022

    International relations: the ‘how not to’ guide – Introduction to the International Affairs centenary special issue

    In this introductory article, GIGA President Prof. Narlikar and Prof. Drezner, guest editors of the International Affairs centenary special issue, outline this ‘how not to’ guide. They explore a Hippocratic oath for international affairs and suggest going beyond this minimum ‘do no harm’ requirement.

    Prof. Dr. Daniel W. Drezner

    Infographic | 08/2022

    Regional Neighbourhoods Matter for Peacebuilding

    Neighbours, regional organisations and networks of different actors play an important role for conflict dynamics. They can either promote peacebuilding or the prolongation and escalation of violent conflicts. The infographic illustrates this.

    GIGA Forum | 07/09/2022

    World Cup in Qatar: Sport and Political Power in the Middle East and North Africa

    For the first time in FIFA’s history, the Men’s World Cup will be held in an Arab country. Yet football has a long history in the Middle East and North Africa. This GIGA Forum focuses on the social and political significance of the sport. Video now online.

    Lecture Series | 21/09/2022

    WONAGO Lecture Series

    The WONAGO Lecture Series invites scholars and policymakers to speak on ideas of order prevalent in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. “World Order Narratives of the Global South (WONAGO)” is a joint research project by Universität Hamburg and the GIGA, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

    Democracy Game Box

    The Democracy Game Box is the main output of the international project DEMOGAMES. It includes eight printable analogue games, two of which are also available in a digital version. These games are an excellent way to build a bridge between theory and practice. Find all games here.

    In Brief | 20/07/2022

    On Diversity and Invisibility. GIGA President Amrita Narlikar in Conversation about Globalisation, also in Academia

    Diversity in International Relations and science, an exchange on the current situation

    Workshop | 31/08/2022

    Introducing DEMOGAMES: Game-Based Learning Tools for Democracy Education

    Interested practitioners in democracy education are invited to our workshops on the results of the research project “Democracy and Games: Analogue and Digital Game-Based Learning Tools for Youth Work (DEMOGAMES).” The event offers insights into the educational tools, methods, and materials for democracy education in youth work.

    In Brief | 10/07/2022

    New GIGA Annual Report

    The GIGA is pleased to present its Annual Report 2021. We hope you will enjoy reading about our trajectory and achievements as much as we enjoyed working towards them!

    Press Release | 12/07/2022

    Evaluation Success for the GIGA

    The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) has raised the bar to new heights with its research and knowledge exchange in recent years. The Institute has achieved success in its evaluation; federal and state funding has been recommended for the next seven years.

    Cooperation Event | 13/06/2022 - 14/06/2022

    Networking Meeting: Crisis and Reordering

    To bring together leaders and participants of research projects of three major funding lines of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as well as their international partners and practitioners, Universität Hamburg and the GIGA have jointly organised a networking event focused on the topic of “Crisis and Reordering.” The event takes place on 13–14 June 2022 in Hamburg and virtually.


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