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

An Open Forum on Geopolitics and State Sovereignty in Moldova will take place on Wed November 26 at 6pm

Entitled "Geopolitik vs. Staatliche Souveränität? Moldova zwischen Russland und der EU“, the forum will take place at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Landesbüro Sachsen, Burgstraße 25 [more]

Prof. Stefan Troebst Co-Edits New Book Entitled "Remembering Communism"

We are happy to announce the publication of a co-edited book by Stefan Troebst (Director of the M.A. Program European Studies at the GESI) entitled: “Remembering Communism: Private and Public Recollections of Lived Experience in Southeast Europe” [more]

Interviews with Prof. Stefan Troebst on the topics Michail Gorbatschow, Statelessness, and Sanctions against Russia

Stefan Troebst, Director of the M.A.Program European Studies at the GESI, gave several interviews in November on the ongoing developments around Russia with some historical background [more]

EMGS Consortium Congratulates the 2014 Graduates and the Awardees of the Best EMGS Graduate and Best EMGS Master Thesis

Another generation of EMGS students celebrated their Graduation on 15th November in Vienna with participation of more than 200 guests. Family and friends were in attendance to congratulate the students for the achievements over the two years [more]

Latest GESI Newsletter Published

The third edition of the GESI's newsletter this year has been published. The newsletter takes a series of contributions from scholars and associates of the GESI and collates them to provide a snapshot of the latest news[more]