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

Cooporation Event in Leipzig: Taking part in a diverse urban development, 24th/25th November 2017

The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Bündnis für Demokratie und Tolerant gegen Terrorismus und Gewalt are organising an event with several[more]

Talk at the GESI: "Globalization and Islamic Fashion: Aesthetic Inclusiveness or Ideological Fragmentation?"

In the frame of the GESI Colloquium the guest lecturer Tommaso Durante, who will visit the GESI from the end of November until mid-December 2017, will give a talk entitled:[more]

Call for Papers: Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany, June 2018 in Leipzig

The African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.) is organising a conference entitled "African Connections". Under the congress’s general theme,[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]