Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

Lead Research Fellow | Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

  • Short CV

    • Since 06/2020: Head of GIGA Research Programme 4 "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    • 07/2018 - 09/2019: Acting Head of GIGA Research Programme 4 "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    • 04/2016 - 10/2016: Acting Speaker Research Team "Global Orders and Foreign Policies", RP 4

    • 10/2014 - 10/2015: Professor (substitute) in Political Science, International Relations and Regional Governance (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität and GIGA)

    • 03/2012 - 05/2020: Academic Director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 10/2010 - 03/2012: Head of GIGA Research Programme 4

    • 01/2010 - 10/2010: Responsible for the coordination of the Hamburg International Graduate School "Regional Power Shifts and Global Order" (HIGS-RPS) at the GIGA

    • 03/2009 - 12/2009: DAAD Post-Doctoral Scholar at the ETH Zürich

    • 2005 - 2008: Research Assistance at the University of Oxford Oxford (Nuffield and Balliol College)

    • 2007 - 2008: Team Leader South Africa, G8 Research Group Oxford/Toronto

    • 01/2008 - 03/2008: Visiting Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies / Regional Powers Network

    • 10/2006 - 12/2006: Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social Sciences, Neu-Delhi

    • 06/2006 - 12/2006: Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Africa’s International Relations, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    • 2005 - 2006: DAAD Scholarship, University of Oxford

    • 2002 - 2003: Research Assistant at the Institute of Political Sciene at the University of Tübingen

    • Education: Studied Political Science/International Relations, International Public Law and Economics at the Universities of Tübingen and Uppsala. D.Phil. from the University of Oxford

    Current Research

    • Regional and emerging powers

    • Global and regional environmental politics

    • Global climate regime

    Countries and Regions

    • India

    • BRICS


    Memberships

    • Leibniz Research Network "Integrated Earth System Research", Membership of committee, section or working group, since 2021
    • European International Studies Association, Membership in discipline-specific association or network, since 2012
    • German Political Science Association, Membership in discipline-specific association or network, since 2009
    • International Studies Association, Membership in discipline-specific association or network, since 2004

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

    T. +49 40 428874-30miriam.prys@giga-hamburg.de


    International Politics | 05/2024

    The Regional Powers Research Program – A New Way Forward

    This introduction to our special issue on Revisiting Regional Powers examines ways in which the study of regional powers can enhance our ability to understand the dynamic nature of the international system today. In today’s shifting global order, researching regional powerhood is needed for a better understanding of the emergence of order(s).

    Prof. Dr. Derrick Frazier

    School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University

    GIGA Focus Asia | 3/2024

    India after the 2024 Elections: Trends and Implications

    The outcome of India’s 2024 national elections will define its future course as a democracy. Examined are the key factors and trends likely to influence India’s politics and policies in the coming years.

    International Politics | 04/2023

    Regional Powers and the Politics of Scale

    This article discusses the usefulness of studying regional powers through a ‘politics-of-scale’ lens.

    Research Project | 01/01/2024 - 31/12/2025

    Climate Obstruction and Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective

    The fight against climate change continues to be hindered by campaigns of corporate and other actors who seek to prevent global and/or national action on climate change. This research group is set up to a joint and comparative research agenda on climate obstruction in and across key Global South countries. The lead institutions are the GIGA and the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
    DAAD/CAPES, 2024-2026

    Research Project | 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2026

    Leibniz Research Network "Integrated Earth System Research" (iESF)

    Humanity is increasingly influencing the Earth system that has evolved over millions of years. Visible signs of this 'Anthropocene' are global warming, pollution of the oceans and the decline in biodiversity. In the coming years, therefore, societal decisions of civilization-historical significance will have to be made. A fundamental question is: How can the Earth system be ecologically stabilized in such a way that well-being, prosperity, justice, peace and security for all people are secured or even achieved?
    Leibniz Association, 2022 - 2026

    Research Project | 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2026

    Leibniz Research Network "Environmental Crises - Crisis Environments"

    The Leibniz Research Network "Environmental Crises - Crisis Environments" (Leibniz CrisEn), led by PRIF, bundles and networks the professional and methodological-technical competencies of 15 Leibniz Institutes in the environmental, life, spatial, social and economic sciences. The researchers of the participating institutions record and investigate crisis-like environmental changes and the interactions between the scientific and social phenomena that underlie the attributions or denials of the changes in our environment as crises.
    Leibniz Association, 2021 - 2026

    Research Project | 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2025

    Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS), Cluster of Excellence / Universität Hamburg

    The Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS), based at Universität Hamburg, is guided by the overarching question: "Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible?" The GIGA contributes to the cluster in the central synthesis project and with its research on climate governance, the social construction of climate futures, and the interactions between climate change and conflict.
    DFG, Excellence Strategy, 2019-2025

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 25/04/2024

    India under Modi: An Underrated Superpower

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to modernize India and elevate it to a significant geopolitical player, skillfully navigating between various power blocs. What's driving his agenda? Our guests: Walter Lindner (former Ambassador to India); Joel Sandhu (Gppi); Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen (GIGA)

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 25/04/2024

    Indien unter Modi: Die unterschätzte Supermacht?

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen ist Panelistin beim "internationalen Talk" - Auf den Punkt  - der Deutschen Welle. Dort wird gemeinsam mit Walter J. Lindner – Botschafter a.D. bis 2022 in Indien und Christian Wagner – Indienexperte bei der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik folgendes Thema diskutiert: “Indien unter Modi: Eine unterschätzte Supermacht?“

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2024

    The Politics of the Global South

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2024

    The Politics of the Global South

    Master level course at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Policy field "environment" as a problem of world order

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg Germany

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