The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien conducts social-science research with real-world relevance on Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and on global developments. The GIGA is committed to a global approach to scholarship, which works with perspectives, concepts, and experiences from different world regions. The institute is dedicated to providing policy advice based on high-quality research. With this mandate – its research and knowledge transfer – the GIGA aims to achieve both academic and societal impact.
The GIGA stands for research that is global in content, reach, and structure.
Dr. Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi
“Our relatively new collaboration with the GIGA President and her team is already an extremely fruitful and lively one. The ORF and GIGA are together challenging existing intellectual orthodoxies and offering new approaches for more effective and inclusive policymaking. We are delighted with this partnership and excited by the possibilities.”
Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.
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