GIGA Forum

The GIGA Forum regularly presents research results and discusses both global trends and developments in the regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. It is tailored specifically at the interested public in Hamburg.


  • Video GIGA Forum - The War in Ukraine and the Global South: Perceptions, Reactions, and Implications
    Video GIGA Forum - The War in Ukraine and the Global South: Perceptions, Reactions, and Implications

    Coordinator GIGA Forum

    Dr. David Kuehn

    Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator GIGA Forum

    david.kuehn@giga-hamburg.de

    Videos of the series



    GIGA Forum | 17/05/2022

    The War in Ukraine and the Global South: Perceptions, Reactions, and Implications

    While most United Nations members quickly condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine, a few actors in the Global South adopted a “neutral” stance. This GIGA Forum discusses how countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa perceive the war, are reacting to it, and what its consequences are for these states. Video now online!

    GIGA Forum | 26/01/2022

    Has America Come Back? President Biden’s Foreign Policy towards the Global South

    With the election of President Joe Biden, the world hoped for the United States’ return to diplomacy, multilateralism, and to a values-based foreign policy. In this GIGA Forum, experts examine US foreign policy in the first year of the Biden administration vis-à-vis Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Video of event now online.

    GIGA Forum | 19/01/2022

    With the Help of God(s)? Religious Actors and Sustainable Development in Africa

    Religious actors can both promote and undermine sustainable development. Many stakeholders and scholars recognise the relevant role of religious actors and place great hope in their potential. Alongside GIGA scholars, members of the “Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence from Universität Bayreuth discussed this topic in depth. Video of event now online!

    GIGA Forum | 11/01/2022

    Labour Migration in the Gulf – Building Wealth on Precarity

    Migrant workers live in precarious conditions in the Persian Gulf region. Migration regulations prevent naturalisation; for many, however, the region is a second home. This GIGA Forum offers analysis of the structural problems in the regional labour market and a discussion of the consequences for international cooperation.

    GIGA Forum | 17/11/2021

    Safeguarding the “Rules-based Order”? Europe Navigates the Shallow Waters of the Indo-Pacific

    Along with other European countries, Germany has also sent a warship, the frigate "Bayern", on a mission in the Indo-Pacific with the aim of securing “rules-based” international politics in the region. The experts of this GIGA Forum/GIGA Talk discuss the challenges of this mission. Video of event now online!

    The GIGA is taking the coronavirus situation very seriously. Until further notice, all our events take place exclusively in digital space and Team GIGA is working from home. We are pleased to be able to offer you all GIGA products without restriction.

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