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

    Formerly Coordinator GIGA Berlin Office & GIGA Talks Berlin

    GIGA Talk | 01/12/2022

    Towards Closer Cooperation with South Korea in the Indo-Pacific

    The European Union and Germany are implementing strategies for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. How does South Korea fit into the picture? In this GIGA Talk, we will present and discuss findings from a collaborative, policy-oriented research project examining the potential scope for closer cooperation therewith.

    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.

    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!


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