Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

Lead Research Fellow | Head of RP 4


  • 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"
    • European International Studies Association
    • German Political Science Association
    • International Studies Association

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    T. +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-30miriam.prys@giga-hamburg.de

    One Earth | Forthcoming

    Multiple Inequalities in Climate Change Research

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    Chapter in edited Volume | Forthcoming

    Politics of Responsibility: India in Global Climate Governance

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    GIGA Focus Global | 7/2021

    Requirements for a Successful COP 26: Commitment, Responsibilities, Trust

    The agenda for the UN Climate Change Conference foresees the conclusion of negotiations on implementation rules for the Paris Agreement and the setting of more ambitious targets by the parties. The authors analyse the requirements for a successful COP 26 in Glasgow.

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    Jan Klenke

    Doctoral Researcher

    Global Society | 03/2020

    Differentiation as Affirmative Action: Transforming or Reinforcing Structural Inequality at the UNFCCC?

    Structural inequality is at the heart of the struggle to prevent climate change. It is the source of mistrust, of gridlock and even apathy to comply with commitments. Miriam Prys-Hansen investigates whether differentiation can contribute to a reduction of structural inequalities in the global climate regime.

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    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

    Research Project | 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020

    Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks, and European Strategies (GEM STONES)

    The rapid rise in the number of international institutions increases the complexity of the global system. Does this complexity strengthen or weaken the EU's capacity to interact with the world? This is the core question in GEM-STONES, an integrated research and PhD fellowship programme of 15 European institutions, coordinated by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The two early stage researchers who stay at the GIGA study regional integration processes and regional security governance.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2016-2020

    Research Project | 16/07/2013 - 01/12/2016

    Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction (CliMiP) – Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?

    This project analyses the relationship between climate change mitigation and poverty reduction in Mexico, South Africa and Thailand as middle-income countries with rising GHG emissions. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the assessment of domestic climate governance systems is combined with an investigation of the poverty and distributional impacts of mitigation policies. A third perspective, international relations, contextualizes these domestics factors within the global discourse on developing country mitigation.
    Volkswagen Foundation, 2013-2016

    Landeszeitung Lüneburg | Interview | 20/10/2016

    BRICS - Der gebremste Aufstieg

    WDR 5 | Interview | 17/10/2016

    Harmlose BRICS

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 14/10/2016

    BRICS: Ohne Schwung zum Gipfel

    Organiser | 27/10/2021

    Final Chance for the 1.5 Degrees? Expectations for the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow

    GIGA Forum Online event: 27/10/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    This GIGA Forum/GIGA Talk addresses the complicated negotiations to be expected during COP26: Who will act on which policy fields? What role does trust play in overcoming remaining differences? What role can civil society play to facilitate negotiations and make COP26 successful?

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    Speaker | 16/09/2021

    Regional Powers and the Politics of Scale

    Conference 16/09/2021

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    Speaker | 14/09/2021

    Futures in the making: An analysis of Indian international climate policy articulations

    Conference 14/09/2021

    Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 4

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Policy field "environment" as a problem of world order

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Regions in the International System I: Conflict Region South Asia

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

    Teaching | Helmut Schmidt University | 2015

    Regions in the International System II: The Political Economy of Southern Africa

    Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg

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