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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

Call for Application: Internship with Ramboll Management Consulting (European Policy - Sustainability) starting September 2018

Ramboll Management Consulting is one of the leading consultancies in Northern Europe. Their European policy department works mainly with the European Institutions and bodies by providing consultancy in public policy and management. During the internship, you will be part of their European policy team. [more]


Open lecture "Refreshment or Risk? Entrepreneurial Parties and the Quality of Democracy in the Czech Republic" at the GWZ on May 24th

The political science institute invites to an open lecture titled "Refreshment or Risk? Entrepreneurial Parties and the Quality of Democracy in the Czech Republic". The speaker will be prof. Vít Hloušek from the Brno University. [more]


Open lectures on the topic of “Frozen Conflicts in the Southern Caucasus: Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh“ at the GWZO (May 22nd and 29th)

In the frame of a seminar titled "Frozen Conflicts in the Southern Caucausus: Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh" the GWZO intives to two open lectures.[more]


Call for application – Master in Global Studies – deadline May 31st

We encourage all students with an interest in globalization phenomena, a first degree in Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as a good proficiency in English to apply for the Master in Global Studies. This Master's course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide-ranging...[more]


Call for Paper: #IntCommNet2018 in Wroclaw on October 11th and 12th, 2018

The Section of International Communication at the Institute of International Studies (University of Wroclaw), in partnership with the Polish Communication Association and the Polish Association for International Studies would like to invite to the first international conference.[more]


Two-Day Workshop: "Material Feelings - Population Displacement and Property Transfer in Modern Europe and Beyond" on May 24th - 25th, 2018 in Leipzig

The Hannah Arendt Institute (TU Dresden) and the Department of History (University of Amsterdam) in cooperation with the Aleksander-Brückner-Zentrum für Polenstudien (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg) and Stefan Troebst (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig) organize a two-day workshop on the topic of "Material Feelings - Population Displacement...[more]


Open lectures at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture during the Summer Semester 2018

The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture offers a series of open lectures (research colloquium) during the summer semester. Those talks will take place on every second Wednesday, starting May 3rd, as a part of the course offerings at Leipzig University. [more]


2nd Action Day of Inclusion at Leipzig University on May 28th, 2018

With this year's motto "Invisible Disabilities", the Equal Opportunities Office of the Leipzig University wants to focus on not directly seen disabilities, as well as on mental and chronic conditions. The action day's aim is to sensitize against prejudices towards people with those conditions and help improving the university environment for a better and compassionate togetherness.[more]


Call for Application: EEGA@future - Postgraduate Grants, starting October 1st, 2018

The EEGA invites for applications by talented postgraduate students who are intending to develop a PhD proposal in the field of research of the EEGA. The EEGA will provide both financial as well as topical support to scholarship holders.[more]


Call for Application: EEGA@future - Postdoc Grants for Preparation of Funding Applications, starting January 1st, 2019

The EEGA invites for applications for a research/coaching period with the ScienceCampus EEGA in Leipzig, Halle or Jena.[more]


Call for Application: "7th Genshagen Trilateral Summer School" at Genshagen Castle, Germany, from August 22nd - 31st, 2018

The Genshagen Foundation in Berlin, whose main focus it is to promote dialogue between the states of the Weimar Triangle (Germany, France and Poland), organizes its 7th Genshagen Triliteral Summer School in cooperation with the Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder, Sciences Po Strasbourg, and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. [more]


Call for Application: "Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus EEGA Summer School with Journalists" September 24th - 27th, 2018, in Leipzig

The Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus EEGA organizes a summer school on media and journalism in Eastern Europe and Germany with media representatives in Leipzig from Sep. 24th - 27th, 2018. [more]


Call for Application: Temporary Lecturer Position at the Department of Global Studies in Santa Barbara

The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in Global Studies for the upcoming openings. Opening date is February 19th, 2018 and the final date will be October 31st, 2018.[more]