Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

Lead Research Fellow | Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"


  • Short CV

    • Since 06/2020: Head of GIGA Research Programme 4 "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    • 07/2018 - 09/2019: Acting Head of GIGA Research Programme 4 "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    • 04/2016 - 10/2016: Acting Speaker Research Team "Global Orders and Foreign Policies", RP 4

    • 10/2014 - 10/2015: Professor (substitute) in Political Science, International Relations and Regional Governance (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität and GIGA)

    • 03/2012 - 05/2020: Academic Director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 10/2010 - 03/2012: Head of GIGA Research Programme 4

    • 01/2010 - 10/2010: Responsible for the coordination of the Hamburg International Graduate School "Regional Power Shifts and Global Order" (HIGS-RPS) at the GIGA

    • 03/2009 - 12/2009: DAAD Post-Doctoral Scholar at the ETH Zürich

    • 2005 - 2008: Research Assistance at the University of Oxford Oxford (Nuffield and Balliol College)

    • 2007 - 2008: Team Leader South Africa, G8 Research Group Oxford/Toronto

    • 01/2008 - 03/2008: Visiting Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Regional Powers Network

    • 10/2006 - 12/2006: Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social Sciences, Neu-Delhi

    • 06/2006 - 12/2006: Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Africa’s International Relations, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    • 2005 - 2006: DAAD Scholarship, University of Oxford

    • 2002 - 2003: Research Assistant at the Institute of Political Sciene at the University of Tübingen

    • Education: Studied Political Science/International Relations, International Public Law and Economics at the Universities of Tübingen and Uppsala. D.Phil. from the University of Oxford

    Current Research

    • Regional and emerging powers

    • Global and regional environmental politics

    • Global climate regime

    Countries and Regions

    • India

    • BRICS


    Memberships

    • Leibniz Research Network "Integrated Earth System Research"
    • European International Studies Association
    • German Political Science Association
    • International Studies Association

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    T. +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-30miriam.prys@giga-hamburg.de

    Blog Article | 08/2022

    Competition and Cooperation: India and China in the Global Climate Regime

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    GIGA Focus Asia | 4/2022

    Competition and Cooperation: India and China in the Global Climate Regime

    Fighting climate change requires cooperation among all major emitters. This Focus explores the impact of growing tensions between India and China on the global climate regime, set in an increasingly multipolar order that defies clear divisions between partner and rival.

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    GIGA Working Papers | 07/2022

    Global South Perspectives on a Global Ban on Nuclear Weapons: A Comparative Approach

    Using a Comparative Area Studies approach to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Asia, we discuss how regional issues shape global non-proliferation and disarmament politics. Focus is on the nuclear-weapon-ban norm, recently codified in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Dr. Leonardo Bandarra

    Prof. Dr. Jo-Ansie van Wyk

    Prof. Dr. Layla Dawood

    Prof. Dr. Monica Herz

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Nir Hassid

    Prof. Dr. Harsh V. Pant

    Dr. Shounak Set

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 2022

    Politics of Responsibility: India in Global Climate Governance

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    One Earth | 10/2021

    Multiple Inequalities in Climate Change Research: More qualitative analyses in inequality research

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    Research Project | 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2025

    Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS), Cluster of Excellence / Universität Hamburg

    The Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS), based at Universität Hamburg, is guided by the overarching question: "Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible?" The GIGA contributes to the cluster in the central synthesis project and with its research on climate governance, the social construction of climate futures, and the interactions between climate change and conflict.
    DFG, Excellence Strategy, 2019-2025

    Research Project | 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020

    Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks, and European Strategies (GEM STONES)

    The rapid rise in the number of international institutions increases the complexity of the global system. Does this complexity strengthen or weaken the EU's capacity to interact with the world? This is the core question in GEM-STONES, an integrated research and PhD fellowship programme of 15 European institutions, coordinated by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The two early stage researchers who stay at the GIGA study regional integration processes and regional security governance.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2016-2020

    Research Project | 16/07/2013 - 01/12/2016

    Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction (CliMiP) – Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?

    This project analyses the relationship between climate change mitigation and poverty reduction in Mexico, South Africa and Thailand as middle-income countries with rising GHG emissions. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the assessment of domestic climate governance systems is combined with an investigation of the poverty and distributional impacts of mitigation policies. A third perspective, international relations, contextualizes these domestics factors within the global discourse on developing country mitigation.
    Volkswagen Foundation, 2013-2016

    Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frieden und Entwicklung (FriEnt) | Mention | 28/07/2022

    "Das Bild hängt schief." Sicherheit im politischen Diskurs

    Tagesschau24 | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 28/06/2022

    Guest Commentary on G7 Summit

    Miriam Prys-Hansen was invited to comment on the final day of the G7 Summit live on Tagesschau24. On three occasions, the addressed issues of the global order and the role of the G7, the Outreach process, summit results regarding enhancing climate change action and food security. 

    Arirang TV Network | Arirang TV | Interview | 27/06/2022

    The Daily Report - G7 Summit Seeking United Front

    The interview was about the G7 summit, in particular expectations about agreements on climate change, food security, and obviously the Ukraine crises.

    Panelist | 07/07/2022

    Same same but different? Die Zeitenwende im Praxistest

    The panel discussed the implications of a value-driven foreign and development policy after the "Zeitenwende" for German foreign and security policy-making. It highlighted the role of ambivalence and the importance of deliberation both within German foreign policy-making but also in relation to its partners in the global South.

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    Consultant | 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.

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    Panelist | 03/03/2022

    Great Powers, Climate Change and Global Environmental Responsibilities

    This event launches the book on Great Powers, Climate Change and Global Environmental Responsibilities. Panelists will discuss how international power inequality intersects with the global ecological crisis, and what role great powers could and should play in the global climate regime.

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Policy field "environment" as a problem of world order

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Regions in the International System I: Conflict Region South Asia

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Regions in the International System II: The Political Economy of Southern Africa

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg Germany

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