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.
The GIGA is headed by the president, who is assisted by the executive board. The research council develops the institute’s research direction. Management responsibilities are comprehensively defined in the GIGA’s charter.
Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is President of the GIGA and Professor of International Relations at the University of Hamburg. She is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
The executive board consists of the president, the vice president, the directors of the regional institutes, and the managing director.
This body strategically guides the entire institute, coordinates the GIGA’s work and advises on the allocation of financial resources. The executive board is also responsible for all matters concerning human resources development.
The research council advises on the institute’s research direction, discusses theme development and works out the research plan. It assists the executive board in research and personnel strategies.
The research council is composed of the president, the vice president, the directors of the regional institutes, the heads of the research programmes, the research manager and the academic director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme.
The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) is a foundation under civil law. It is accountable to and supported and advised by a board of trustees, an academic advisory board and a finance committee.
The board of trustees monitors the legality and efficiency of the institute’s work, including financial planning and financial reporting. It also appoints the president of the GIGA and the other members of the executive board.
Dr. Eva Gümbel (Chair), State Councillor, Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Kristin Augsburg (Deputy Chair), Federal Foreign Office, Policy Planning Staff, Berlin
Niels Annen, Member of the German Bundestag and Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Dr. h.c. Edelgard Bulmahn, former Vice President of the German Bundestag, Berlin
Andreas Cichowicz, NDR Editor-in-Chief Television, Hamburg
Heinz Werner Dickmann, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, International Business Division
Gottfried von Gemmingen, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn
Christoph Kannengießer, German-African Business Association, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Heiderose Kilper, former Director Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Erkner
Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen, President University of Hamburg
Wolfgang Niedermark, The Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin
Corinna Nienstedt, Head of the State Office, Hamburg Senate Chancellery
Ruprecht Polenz, German Society for East European Studies, Berlin
Albrecht C. Rädecke, Latin American Business Association, Hamburg
Helene Rang, German Near and Middle East Association, Berlin
Almut Rößner, German Asia-Pacific Business Association, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
The academic advisory board advises the board of trustees and the executive board on research planning, research collaboration and the presentation of research findings.
Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn (Chair), WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Prof. Dr. Ummu Salma Bava, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant, University of Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Daniel Drezner, Tufts University, The Fletcher School, Medford, USA
Prof. Dr. Anita Engels, University of Hamburg, Department of Social Sciences, Centre for Globalisation and Governance (CGG)
Prof. Dr. Louise Fawcett, University of Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain
Prof. Dr. Mark Hallerberg, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Kathryn Hochstetler, London School of Economics (LSE), Great Britain
Prof. Dr. Jane Wanjiku Kabubo-Mariara, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Prof. Dr. Louis W. Pauly, University of Toronto, Canada
Prof. Dr. Angelika Rettberg, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Prof. Dr. Diana Tussie, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Buenos Aires, Argentina
The council for financial affairs supports the board of trustees in financial, organisational and personnel matters.
Ute Sachau-Böhmert, Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Kristin Augsburg, Federal Foreign Office, Policy Planning Staff, Berlin
Dr. Thomas Held, German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF)