Office of the President

Office of the President

  • Welcome to the Office of the GIGA President.

    Professor Amrita Narlikar heads our Institute since October 2014. Her research focuses on international negotiations, economic statecraft, and multilateralism. She has a special interest in India, Asia, and the BRICS.

    At the President’s office, Amrita works closely with Julia Kramer (Manager of Institutional Development) and Sonja Bartsch (Research Manager). If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    Together with all our colleagues at the GIGA, we conduct research with real-world relevance that strives for academic excellence. The exchange with policy practitioners and the media complements this mandate. As part of our outreach, we offer open access publications, a comprehensive library collection, and a broad range of events for specialists and the interested public.

    We are happy to present to you our work here at the centre and of the entire Institute.

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 12/09/2023 - 12/12/2023

    Global Digital Transformation

    The GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series brings leading minds in academia and policy from all over the world to the Institute to stimulate public exchange on key global developments. In 2023, we tackle the global digital transformation from diverse angles and offer innovative perspectives on this societal re-alignment. Upcoming next, 12 December: Prof. Dr. Olubukola S. Adesina will speak on "Digital Diplomacy and African Countries: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Prospects ".

    Blog Article | 08/2023

    A Rose By Any Other Name?: In Defence of the “Global South”

    Nora Kürzdörfer and Amrita Narlikar discuss the utility of the term "Global South" and call for a recognition of the Global South’s umbrella identity, along with key differentiations within it.