Global Digital Transformation


  • In Brief | 17/03/2021

    Book a Scientist: In Conversation with GIGA Scientists

    In one-on-one discussions, six GIGA scientists will address the individual questions of the guests of “Book a Scientist” 2021, an event organised by the Leibniz Association.

    Raisina Debates | 04/2022

    All Roads connect Delhi and Brussels

    In the run-up to the Raisina Dialogue 2022, Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Dr. Samir Saran discuss in this publication the cooperation between India and the EU and the great potential that lies in collaborating on green transition, digital transformation, and maintaining the geopolitical landscape.

    Samir Saran

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 27/04/2021

    Digital Diplomacy: Shaping Global Transformation

    The German Federal Foreign Office has put forth a comprehensive digitalisation strategy. The GIGA is proud to bring to you the two senior diplomats in charge of this policy. In their lecture, Ambassador Dr. Regine Grienberger and Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken will address urgent matters of cyber foreign policy and the hopeful promise of digital transformation. Video of the event available.

    Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023

    Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft: Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL)

    Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft (DigiTraL Diplo) is funded by the Federal Foreign Office. It is the first leg of a larger research endeavour, envisioned to include Digtal Warfare and Development at a later stage. DigiTraL Diplo focuses on how digital transformation offers new opportunities, challenges, and instruments for foreign policy. It will identify the chances and (security) threats of digitalization to advance adequate responses of (digital) diplomacy.
    FFO, 2021-2023

    GIGA Forum | 03/06/2021

    Cyber Sanctions: Increasing Application of the New Instrument

    In this GIGA Forum, we will talk about the both opportunities and risks of cyber sanctions and discuss how greater cooperation between the EU, the US, and the United Nations could combat malicious hacking attacks.

    Research Project | 01/03/2019 - 01/12/2023

    Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (MIDA), Work Package "Contested Authority and Knowledge Production"

    Work Package 4 ‘Contested Authority and Knowledge Production’ deals with the construction and transformation of religious authority and religious knowledge production in changing circumstances. It addresses questions of legitimacy, power and discipline. The Work Package is part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA), coordinated by the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS).
    EC. Horizon 2020, 2019-2023

    Prof. em. Dr. Thijl Sunier

    Mayte Penelas

    Gerard Wiegers

    Ahmet Alibasic

    Albrecht Fuess

    Konrad Hirschler

    Montaser Marai

    Mifjam Shatanawi

    Chapter in edited Volume | 02/2021

    Must the Weak Suffer What They Must?: The Global South in a World of Weaponized Interdependence

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar contributed to “The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence” edited by Prof. Daniel Drezner, Prof. Henry Farrell, and Prof. Abraham Newman with her chapter “Must the Weak Suffer What They Must?”, focusing on the global south.

    Lecture Series | 30/06/2022

    Digital Development Dialogue (3D)

    The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.

    Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Globalisation and Development"

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-763jann.lay@giga-hamburg.de

    Dr. Christian von Soest

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-590christian.vonsoest@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023

    Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft: Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL)

    Digital Diplomacy and Statecraft (DigiTraL Diplo) is funded by the Federal Foreign Office. It is the first leg of a larger research endeavour, envisioned to include Digtal Warfare and Development at a later stage. DigiTraL Diplo focuses on how digital transformation offers new opportunities, challenges, and instruments for foreign policy. It will identify the chances and (security) threats of digitalization to advance adequate responses of (digital) diplomacy.
    FFO, 2021-2023

    Research Project | 01/03/2019 - 01/12/2023

    Mediating Islam in the Digital Age (MIDA), Work Package "Contested Authority and Knowledge Production"

    Work Package 4 ‘Contested Authority and Knowledge Production’ deals with the construction and transformation of religious authority and religious knowledge production in changing circumstances. It addresses questions of legitimacy, power and discipline. The Work Package is part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ (MIDA), coordinated by the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS).
    EC. Horizon 2020, 2019-2023

    Prof. em. Dr. Thijl Sunier

    Mayte Penelas

    Gerard Wiegers

    Ahmet Alibasic

    Albrecht Fuess

    Konrad Hirschler

    Montaser Marai

    Mifjam Shatanawi

    Raisina Debates | 04/2022

    All Roads connect Delhi and Brussels

    In the run-up to the Raisina Dialogue 2022, Prof. Amrita Narlikar and Dr. Samir Saran discuss in this publication the cooperation between India and the EU and the great potential that lies in collaborating on green transition, digital transformation, and maintaining the geopolitical landscape.

    Samir Saran

    Policy paper | 10/2021

    Three external Risks to Democracy and how to address them

    In this policy paper, Prof. Amrita Narlikar, member of the World Economic Forum and the Global Future Council on Frontier Risks, outline three key areas of external threat that must be addressed to enable an agenda for democratic renewal.

    Chapter in edited Volume | 07/2021

    Iran and China along the Digital Silk Road

    GIGA Focus Global | 3/2021

    Cyber Sanctions: Increasing Application of a New Instrument

    Hacker attacks on states and international organisations are increasingly answered with cyber sanctions. Dr Julia Grauvogel and Dr Christian von Soest compare the international use of the new instrument in Focus Global 04/2021 and show which steps could make the measures more effective.

    Dr. Julia Grauvogel

    Senior Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    Dr. Christian von Soest

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"

    Lecture Series | 30/06/2022

    Digital Development Dialogue (3D)

    The Digital Development Dialogue (3D) seminar is a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory & practice divide.

    GIGA Forum | 03/06/2021

    Cyber Sanctions: Increasing Application of the New Instrument

    In this GIGA Forum, we will talk about the both opportunities and risks of cyber sanctions and discuss how greater cooperation between the EU, the US, and the United Nations could combat malicious hacking attacks.

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 27/04/2021

    Digital Diplomacy: Shaping Global Transformation

    The German Federal Foreign Office has put forth a comprehensive digitalisation strategy. The GIGA is proud to bring to you the two senior diplomats in charge of this policy. In their lecture, Ambassador Dr. Regine Grienberger and Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken will address urgent matters of cyber foreign policy and the hopeful promise of digital transformation. Video of the event available.

    28/10/2021

    The World between American Geopolitics and Chinese Geoeconomics

    GLOBSEC Brussels Brussels: 28/10/2021

    Presenting a chapter I wrote on this topic for Globsec, on China and the Broader Black Sea Region

    27/04/2021

    Digital Diplomacy: Shaping Global Transformation

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series Online event: 27/04/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Lecture by Ambassadors Dr Regine Grienberger and Dr Hinrich Thölken as part of the GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. The series is curated by GIGA President Professor Amrita Narlikar.

    15/04/2021

    Digital Transformation in the Global South: How to achieve fair Digitalisation? (online)

    Federal Foreign Office Berlin: 15/04/2021

    GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar was invited to the Digital Diplomacy Debate of the German Foreign Office. Together with Dr. Mei Lin Fung (People Centered Internet), Nanjira Sambuli (Policy Analyst & Strategist) and Franz von Weizsäcker (GIZ), Prof. Narlikar discussed current aspects of digitalisation in the Global South.

    President

    Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

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