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

Migration in Modern Europe: Talk and panel discussion in Berlin - September 8th 2016

The Information Center of the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin will host a talk and panel discussion about forced migration in modern Europe, covering historic and recent migration processes. [more]

International conference on reformation, 31th Ocotber – 4th November, 2016 in Leipzig

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig is organizing an international conference about political power in the relationship to the reformation process in fall 2016.[more]

Call for Applications: BIGSSS-departs PhD Program (Deadline: 15 September 2016)

The Bremen International Graduate School (BIGSSS) offers 10 Ph.D. positions in its newly launched BIGSSS-departs program funded by the European Commission.[more]

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans on Youtube

An interview with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Elsenhans on a European Union of the Nations and Regions and a potential Brexit is now available on youtube. [more]

3-Länder-Tagung 2016: Conference on regionalism in a world without borders

Institutes for Political Sciences from Austria (ÖGPW), Switzerland (SVPW) and Germany (DVPW) are organizing a conference on current globalization processes and on regionalism. [more]

Colloquium on spaces of migration in Eastern Europe at GWZO in the summer semester

In the context of the project ‘Spatilization within the context of Globalization Processes’ the GWZO, the Center for Area Studies and Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography will be organizing a colloquium.[more]

Summer school at Charles University, Prague, September 10th –September 25th 2016

In the context of recent political and social issues in Europe the Charles University Prague organizes an interdisciplinary summer school. [more]