“Leibniz in the Bundestag”: GIGA Scientists Advise Members of Parliament on Foreign Policy Issues

“Leibniz in the Bundestag” is a programme whereby scientists from the Leibniz Association talk to members of the German parliament. In 2022, GIGA researchers will offer consultations on current foreign policy issues from 31 May to 1 June.

  • The topics addressed speak to all of the GIGA’s research foci and regions of investigation. Politicians can discuss, among other things, the crisis of Latin American democracies, power shifts in the Indo-Pacific, the war in Yemen’s development, or the digitalisation of African countries’ economies with our experts. Since 2008, the Leibniz Association has been using the dialogue format to bring scientists together with members of all parliamentary groups in the German Bundestag for one-on-one discussions.


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    In Brief | 24/05/2022

    Book a Scientist: GIGA Researchers in Conversation

    At “Book a Scientist,” you will once again have the chance to talk to GIGA researchers: Dr. Andreas Ufen, Eduardo Tamaki, and Dr. Sinan Chu are offering talks on democratisation and autocratisation in Southeast Asia, populism in Latin America, and the “peoples” of the People’s Republic of China. Book your appointment now!

    Research | 17/05/2021

    “Leibniz in the Bundestag”: GIGA Scientists Talk with German Members of Parliament

    The GIGA’s extensive range of policy advice includes an exchange with members of the Bundestag once a year as part of “Leibniz in the Bundestag.” In 2021, 25 of our scientists will offer their expertise to Germany’s politicians in an advisory capacity.

    Policy Exchange

    GIGA researchers are sought-after experts among decision-makers in the German executive branch – especially the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Office of the Federal President.


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