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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), Sonja Bartsch (Research Manager), Indi-Caroline Kryg (Personal Assistant), and Florian Helfer (Student Assistant). If you have any questions, please contact us at: president@giga-hamburg.de.

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.


News and Highlights

Selected Publications

Selected Media Contributions


Event series

Amrita curates the GIGA’s two flagship events: the GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series and the Global Transitions Conference. Both sets of events bring together leading scholars, practitioners, and the interested public to engage on some of the most pressing challenges of our times. She and her team take the lead on multiple other collaborative formats, including 1.5 dialogues. Recent examples of this engagement and outreach include the Körber Multilateralism Lab, sessions co-organised with the Federal Foreign Office with respect to the White Paper on Multilateralism, the Indo-German Roundtable co-organized with the Observer Research Foundation and KAS, and the annual conference of PIN Processes of International Negotiation.

GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series

The GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series brings leading minds in academia and policy from all over the world to Hamburg to stimulate public exchange on key global developments. The GIGA is grateful to the Federal Foreign Office for funding the series and to the Hamburg Senate for hosting the inaugural lecture.

GIGA Global Transitions Conference

The GIGA launched the Global Transitions Conference Series in 2015 to promote analysis and debate on key problems the world faces today from diverse academic and practitioners’ perspectives, and to propose innovative and feasible solutions. Once a year, leading thinkers from around the globe are invited to join GIGA scholars for this dynamic interaction at the GIGA in Hamburg, Germany.