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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

Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies published

Matthias Middell, head of the Master in Global Studies, has edited a handbook of Transregional Studies. This volume, which also contains contributions from numerous EMGS lecturers, provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies. It brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This...[more]


Public Global Studies lecture: “Forced migration and hunger” on January 24th at Leipzig University (Germany)

Within the framework of the course “International Studies” of the Global studies programme, the German private aid organization “Welthungerhilfe e.V.”, which aims at fighting hunger in the world will present its Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2018. The GHI is an annual report, which analyses the state of hunger worldwide. The lecture will also reflect on how conflicts, political violence and warfare...[more]


GESI Newsletter #4_2018 is online

This year's fourth edition of the GESI Newsletter is now online.[more]


Call for application: post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University (Belgium), Deadline: January 20th, 2019

The Conflict Research Group of Ghent University seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher for the project ‘The moral politics of violent death in northeast India’. The project examines how rebel groups and affected societies deal with violent death as a part of civil wars and conflicts. Application deadline is January 20th, 2019. Further information is to be found here. [more]


Studium Universale Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s studium universale deals with the topic of democracy. The series of lectures refers to the „Year of Democracy“ 2018. The lectures will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the lecture bulding, HS 1.[more]


SFB 1199 Colloquium Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s Colloqium of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 5-7 pm (in Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10 in Leipzig).[more]