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

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]

Three post-doc positions on "Legitimacy in Global Governance"

The research program "Legitimacy in Global Governance" (LegGov) invites applications for three two-year post-doctoral appointments with a planned starting date of January 1, 2017. [more]

Deadline for “MA programme Global Studies with a special emphasis on Peace and Security” extended

The IPSS of the Addis Ababa University and the GESI at the University of Leipzig extended the deadline for applications for the MA programme starting in September 2016.[more]

Call for Papers: EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence Program 2017

The EURAC Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism invites applications for the next EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence competition. The winner is awarded the opportunity of a three-week research stay at EURAC international research center in Bolzano-Bozen.[more]

Call for project proposals: Projects on National Socialism and history of Middle East

The Foundation „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ is offering funds for up to two projects dealing with the development of educational materials about the linkage between National Socialism and history of the Middle East. [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]