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

EEGA and DGO: Interdisciplinary Conference, 6th-th November 2017 in Leipzig

The Leibniz ScienceCampus »Eastern Europe– Global Area« (EEGA) is organising an Interdisciplinary Conference entitled „Self-Positioning of Eastern European Societies in Global Relations[more]

Call for Applications: 2nd Annual Society of Global Scholars Conference, Santa Barbara, 2nd/3rd March 2018

The 2nd annual Society of Global Scholars Conference is taking place at the University of California in Santa Barbara on 2nd and 3rd March 2018 entitled "Alter-Globalizations: Another World is (Still) Possible" [more]

Call for Applications: Assistant Professor for International Studies, University of California

The International Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine invites applications [more]

Professor Engel: Article about Joint Academic programmes at the GESI

For the website of the Institute for Peace and Security (IPSS) Professor Engel has written an article about the two joint academic programmes launched[more]

Leipzig University library awarded prize “Library of the year 2017”

“Digitally autonomous, freely accessible, and powerfully innovative”[more]