Welcome

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]


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]


Colloquium on the ‘refugee crisis’ and the new Europe at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle

The MPI for Social Anthropology and the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg are organizing a colloquium entitled ‘Boundaries, Bodies, and Politics’ in the summer semester. [more]


Summer school at Charles University, Prague, September 10th –September 25th 2016

In the context of recent political and social issues in Europe the Charles University Prague organizes an interdisciplinary summer school. [more]


Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Cultural or Political Sociology of Europe at the University of Mississippi

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a Croft Assistant Professor of Cultural or Political Sociology with a focus on contemporary continental Europe.[more]


New Issue of Journal "Comparativ" published

The current issue of the journal Comparativ (2/2015) with the title "Transfer and Translation" has been published.[more]