Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig


Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig

  • Short CV

    • Since 09/2018: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    • 10/2009 - 09/2018: Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    • 11/2016 - 12/2017: Series Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

    • 11/2011 -10/2014: Acting Vice-President of the GIGA

    • 02/2007 - 09/2009: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    • 01/2002 - 01/2007: Research Fellow at the German Orient Institute

    • 08/1993 - 12/2001: Research Fellow (Head of Project Group) at the Center for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin

    • 09/1976 - 07/1993: (Senior)assistant at the Oriental Institute, University of Leipzig

    • Education: 1971–1976 Studies of the Middle East and History; 1983 PhD; 1988 Habilitation

    Current Research

    • Regional Powers in the Middle East

    • Political Islam

    Countries and Regions

    • Egypt

    • Iraq

    • Iran

    Arabian Peninsula

    Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig


    Research Project | 01/12/2014 - 31/03/2020

    From Quietism to Politics: The Egyptian Salafist Movement from 1970 to 2012

    Political Salafism is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was only after the fall of Mubarak in 2011 and the formation and electoral success of Salafist parties in Egypt that political Salafism has entered into the limelight. This projects investigates the developments of the Egyptian Salafist moverment and how influence debates and developments within transnational Salafism.
    DFG, 2014-2020

    Research Project | 01/01/2008 - 01/12/2018

    Regional Powers Network

    How is the rise of actors such as Brazil, China, India or South Africa influencing regional and global power shifts? This question is at the heart if the regional Powers Network, coordinated by the GIGA. The network consists of leading European and Non-European research institutions. The participating researchers have analysed emergent regional powers across policy fields and regions – particularly in Asia, but also in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
    Leibniz Association, Fritz Thyssen Foundation, GIGA, 2008-2018

    HR Info | Interview | 09/07/2018

    "Kalifat" vor dem Ende? Was vom IS übrig ist

    BR | Interview | 11/05/2018

    Folgen der US-Aufhebung des Iran-Deals

    ZDF heute | Interview | 03/04/2018

    Saudi-Arabien und Israel: In Feindschaft vereint

    Panelist, Organiser, Panelist, Panelist | 29/08/2019 - 30/08/2019

    PIN Conference 2019: Narratives and Negotiations

    Cooperation Event GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg: 29/08/2019 - 30/08/2019 Organisers: Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    The Processes of International Negotiation – PIN network of scholars tackles a new aspect of negotiations every year with rotating responsibilities among its steering committee members. The 2019 “Narratives and Negotiations” project was developed by Professor Amrita Narlikar and Professor Fen Osler Hampson.

    Organiser, Moderator, Panelist | 20/03/2017

    A Westphalia for the Middle East

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg: 20/03/2017 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Lecture by Professor Brendan Simms as part of the GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. The series is curated by GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar.

    Panelist, Moderator, Panelist, Panelist, Panelist | 17/11/2016

    Will US Foreign Policy Change Post-Obama?

    GIGA Forum GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg: 17/11/2016 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German Council on Foreign Relations

    Nach Obama: US-Außenpolitik im Wandel? Vorträge und Diskussion in Kooperation mit der DGAP

    Josef Braml

    Robert Kappel

    Pascal Abb

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2018

    Putsch, Umsturz oder Revolution? Soziale und politische Umwälzungen im Nahen Osten des 20. Jahrhunderts

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2017

    State-Building Variants on the Arabian Peninsula in the 20th Century

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2016

    Irak 1920-2003: Probleme kolonialer Staatsgründungen in Nahost

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany


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