In Brief

News of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

Learn more about the activities of our Doctoral Researchers in the past month.

  • On the 21st of December, Anna Fünfgeld defended her dissertation “No Power to Change? Energy Hegemony and Trasformismo in Indonesia” at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Congratulations!

    Hamid Talebian’s paper “The Evolvement of Iran-Israels Rivalry in the Red Sea and Eastern Africa”, co-authored with Sara Bazoobandi, got accepted for publication in the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Moreover, he gave an interview to Le Monde Afrique about Iran’s recent engagement with the Sahel region. He also presented a draft of his paper “Iran and Turkey in Africa: Navigating a Window of Opportunity in the Wake of the War against Ukraine”, co-authored with Mira Demirdirek, at RP4/RT2.

    Our DP alumnus Nils Lukacs published his dissertation as a book named “Obama’s New Beginning in the Middle East” with the publisher Ergon.

    Eduardo Tamaki was invited to give a talk/present the findings of a paper he is writing on Bolsonaro and Democratic Backsliding for the research group on Political Participation (Grupo de Investigación, Participación Política en América Latina), in this year's ALACIP congress. In addition, he is organizing and chairing a session on "Populism, Voting and Elections in Comparative Perspective: Europe and Latin America" (Standing Group on Latin American Politics), in this year's ECPR General Conference.

    Jayane Maia together with Jimena Pesquero Bordón published an article in Íconos - Revista de Ciencias Sociales titled “No tan distintos: reformas y tensiones multinivel en la selección de candidaturas subnacionales en Argentina y Brasil”. The article is part of the special issue 'Sistemas electorales subnacionales en América Latina' edited by Tomás Dosek, Antonio Cardarello, and Flavia Freidenberg.

    Olena Osypenkovav wrote a GIGA Focus Middle East titled “Ten Things to Watch in the Middle East and North Africa in 2024” in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    GIGA Doctoral Programme

    The GIGA has a long tradition of integrating young researchers into its research structure. This tradition culminated in the establishment of the GIGA Doctoral Programme. This programme seeks to provide a platform for young, international, and German academics, from which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS).

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