Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies | Vice President


  • Short CV

    • Since 2017: Vice President of the GIGA

    • 2015 - 2016: Acting Lead Research Fellow of GIGA Research Programme 4 "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    • Since 07/2011: Director of the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies and Professor in political science (with a particular focus on Asia) at the University of Hamburg

    • 2010 - 2011: Academic Director (ad interim) Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers

    • 2007 - 2011: Acting Director, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 2005 - 2009: Head of GIGA Research Programme 1

    • 2000 - 2007: Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, areas of research: politics in Japan, politics and economy in North and South Korea

    • 1996 - 2000: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Affairs

    • Education: Konstanz University, Germany: Diplom, Politics and Management (major: international relations); University of Essex, United Kingdom: MA in the Study of Contemporary Japan; Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. soc.), Political Science; Trier University, Germany: Habilitation, Political Science

    Current Research

    • Changing China Policies of Liberal Democracies

    • Comparative Area Studies: Methodology and Empirical Applications

    Countries and Regions

    • Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific

    • Japan

    • Korean peninsula

    • Indo-Pacific


    Memberships

    • Korean Economic Review , The
    • Hamburger Stiftung Asien-Brücke

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    T. +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-17patrick.koellner@giga-hamburg.de

    Sustainable Governance Indicators | 12/2021

    Sustainable Governance in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis Management, Japan Report

    Prof. em. Dr. Werner Pascha

    Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant

    Global Political Transitions | 11/2021

    Australia and New Zealand’s South Pacific Diplomacy: Seeking to Balance China’s Regional Engagement

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Global Political Transitions | 11/2021

    From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: Diplomacy in a Contested Region

    Robert Patman

    Dr. Balazs Kiglics

    Global Political Transitions | 11/2021

    From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: Diplomacy in an Emerging Strategic Space

    Prof. Dr. Robert G. Patman

    Dr. Balazs Kiglics

    Global Political Transitions | 11/2021

    The Rise of New-Generation Foreign Policy Think Tanks in India: Causes, Contours, and Roles

    Dr. Raphaelle Khan

    Visiting Fellow

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2022

    Engaging the Indo-Pacific: German and Korean Perspectives on Regional Cooperation

    A collaborative, policy-oriented research project bringing together the GIGA and the East Asia Institute in Seoul. The project aims at analysing German and Korean strategies for Indo-Pacific engagement and identifying areas for bi- and multilateral cooperation.
    Korea Foundation, 2022

    Research Project | 01/07/2018 - 31/12/2021

    Recalibrating China Policy: Australia and New Zealand in Comparative Perspective

    Australia and New Zealand (NZ) have in recent years been at the forefront of the growing confrontation between the ‘West’ and China. Despite very close economic ties with China, both countries have substantially changed their approaches to dealing with the People’s Republic. This research project contributes to and seeks to advance relevant academic as well as policy-oriented debates on the topic.
    GIGA, 2018-2021

    Research Project | 01/07/2015 - 01/12/2018

    Understanding the Development of Think Tanks in Asia

    Most research on think tanks has focused on their development, roles, and policy impact in North America, specifically the US. Yet, think tanks exist nowadays in every world region and have experienced particular strong growth in East Asia. Understanding them as a global phenomenon with different local manifestations, the project seeks to overcome the (conceptual and empirical) US bias in think tank research and explores the trajectories and traits of think tank sectors in East Asia and India.
    GIGA, 2015-2018

    Speaker, Chair, Organiser | 09/12/2021 - 10/12/2021

    Franco-German Observatory on the Indo-Pacific Conference 2021

    Cooperation Event Online event: 09/12/2021 - 10/12/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Center for International Studies, SciencesPo

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Speaker | 09/12/2021

    Signalling in Australia and New Zealand’s Pacific Policy: Foreign Policy Communication in a New Era of Strategic Competition

    Cooperation Event 09/12/2021

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Organiser, Moderator | 19/11/2021

    Towards Comparative Area Studies 2.0

    GIGA Event Online event: 29/10/2021 - 31/12/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    November session of the webinar series, featuring presentations by Prof Nora Fisher Onar, University of San Francisco, and Anna Fünfgeld, GIGA and University of freiburg.

    Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Vice President

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2022

    Seminar Introducing Political Systems in East Asia

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    Digitally taught BA intermediate-level seminar introducing political systems in East Asia

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2021

    Einführung in die politischen Systeme Ostasiens

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    BA intermediate-level seminar in political science, digital format

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2021

    Introduction to the Political Systems of East Asia

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    BA intermediate-level seminar in political science, digital format

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