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

Public discussion round on Globalization at Haus Leipzig, 2 June 2016

The forum on social market economy is organizing a discussion round on questions related to globalization and its effects on society on 2 June 2016. [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]

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]

DRUCKFRISCH book presentation: The Rise and Fall of Human Rights. Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine by Lori Allen, 23rd June 2016

In the context of the book presentation series DRUCKFRISCH Lori Allen will present her book "The Rise and Fall of Human Rights. Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine" in conversation with Gilad Ben-Nun.[more]

Autumn School: Visible Memories in Moldova and Ukraine, 22-30 September 2016

The Moldova Institute Leipzig is organizingan autumn school in cooperation with the University of Moldova and the University of Czernowitz with the topic of remembrance culture in public spaces in Moldova and Ukraine from an ethnic perspective. [more]

Report: 5th TANA High-Level Forum on Security on Africa, 2016

On 16 to 17 April 2016 the fifth edition of the TANA High-Level Forum on Security on Africa took place in Bahir Dar on the southern shore of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia. This year’s theme was “Africa in the Global Security Agenda”. [more]