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 Applications: EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence Programme 2016

The Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism of the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) is offering a research grant for academics, post-docs and practitioners working in a field related to comparative federalism, regionalism or intergovernmental relations. [more]

GWZO Public Colloquium: Wednesday Lecture Series

The Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas at Leipzig University (GWZO) is offering a series of lectures entitled “Ostmitteleuropäische Prägungen des Modernen Völkerrechts”.[more]

Publication “Expansion of the Battle Zone: Boko Haram and the Crisis in Nigeria” by GIGA

Robert Kappel (Senior Research Fellow of the GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies) recently published an article on “Expansion of the Battle Zone: Boko Haram and the Crisis in Nigeria”.[more]

Comparativ latest Issue: “The Dimensions of Transcultural Statehood”

The latest issue of Comparativ has been published. The issue is entitled “The Dimensions of Transcultural Statehood”.[more]

Public Presentation: Research and Geopolitics in Greenland during the Cold War on April 07, 2015

The Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaftler is hosting a public presentation on “Kleinstaat versus Supermacht: Forschung und Geopolitik in Grönland im Kalten Krieg” by Matthias Heymann.[more]

Call for papers by Princeton University: The Transformation of Global History

The Princeton University has published a call for papers on the topic “The Transformation of Global History” in the framework of an interdisciplinary conference from October 9-10, 2015. Selected papers will be published in an anthology.[more]

International Conference “The Legacy of World War II after 70 Years” May 6-7, 2015 in Gdansk

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Stefan Troebst (Director of the M.A. Programme European Studies at Leipzig University) is one of the coordinators of the international conference “The Legacy of World War II after 70 Years”. The conference will take place from May 6-7, 2015 in the European Centre of Solidarity Movement in Gdansk, Poland. [more]