The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Leipzig and devoted to graduate teaching and research in the field of Globalisation and Europeanisation. It works at the cross-roads of several disciplines and aims at an analytical interpretation of the global condition in which we live. We do so by studying its emergence over and by examining the reciprocity of increasing flows of people, goods, capital and ideas transcending traditional borders of political, economic and cultural units on the one hand and to changing attempts of gaining control over these flows on the other hand. ... read more 

News from the GESI

Call for Papers: Cultural Impacts of Reformation, August 2017 Wittenberg

The LEUCOREA Foundation is organising an interdisciplinary congress[more]

Lecture evening: Modernisation and Reconstruction in Germany, 28th October Leipzig

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig is organising a lecture evening[more]

Colloquium of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1199, winter term 2016/17

The Collaborative Research Center 1199 has published the programme for its colloquium this winter term [more]

Annual conference of GWZO Leipzig, 24-26 October 2016

The annual conference of the GWZO entitled ‘East Central Europe – Europe fluvial’ will be discussing many questions related to rivers in Europe.[more]

Programme for GWZO’s Wednesdays lecture in the winter semester 2016/17

The GWZO has released its programme for the Wednesday’s lecture in the current winter semester 2016/17.[more]

Programme of the Career Service Leipzig for the winter semester 2016/17

The Career Service of Leipzig University has released its programme for the new semester.[more]

Interview with Professor Troebst about Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

The MDR interviewed Professor Troebst on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy on September 15th about the current political situation in Central and Eastern Europe.[more]