GIGA Berlin Office

  • In keeping with the motto "theoria cum praxi," the GIGA is committed to practice-relevant research and close exchange with the public and decision makers. The GIGA Berlin Office, located in the heart of the capital, is dedicated to knowledge transfer with Berlin-based political, civil society, academic, and media institutions. Through the GIGA Talks series, the Berlin office shares the results of the GIGA’s research and its regional expertise on global trends and current events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.


    Friedrichstraße 206 (Eingang Zimmerstraße) 10969 Berlin Phone: +49 (0)30 - 250 40 985 Fax: +49 (0)30 - 531 67 575 Email:


    Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

    Lead Research Fellow / Head GIGA Berlin Office Editor GIGA Focus Latin America


    Natalia del Carmen Eduardo

    Coordinator GIGA Berlin Office & GIGA Talks Berlin

    GIGA Talk | 11/05/2022

    After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey

    When Turkey announced that it would withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, it led to protests against the country’s democratic backsliding. In this GIGA Talk, experts will discuss the reasons behind and effects of this decision. Video now online!

    GIGA Talk | 12/05/2022

    “If there is a ceasefire, people know the devil is coming”

    The consequences of ceasefires can be diverse, and are not necessarily positive. In this GIGA Talk, scholars and distinguished practitioners will discuss how research and experience from Syria can provide insights and practical strategies relevant for negotiating ceasefires in Ukraine. Video now online!

    GIGA Talk | 04/05/2022

    Climate Responsibilities of the “Great Powers”: Are they doing enough?

    The world is still not on track to meet the 1.5°C maximum warming target. The United States, China, the European Union, India, and Brazil – these “great powers” play a crucial role in fighting climate change. This GIGA Talk will address what has been achieved (or not) and how the “great powers” justify their respective actions or inaction. Video now online!


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