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

Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong: Guest Lecture at Leipzig University, 30th January 2017

The Institute of Communication and Media Studies of Leipzig University is inviting to a guest lecture about the latest political situation in Hong Kong[more]

Essay on Transdisciplinarity published by University of California, Santa Barabara (UCSB)

The UCSB researchers Eve Darian-Smith and Phil McCarty have just published an article on transdisciplinarity in an open access journal [more]

Call for Papers for the ESSHC World History Network: Endings in World and Global History

The Twelfth European Social Science History Conference, organized by the International lnstitute of Social History will be taking place 4th - 7th[more]

Foundation of “Forum for the Study of the Global Condition”, 1st December 2016

The Universities of Leipzig, Halle-Wittenberg, Jena and Erfurt are establishing a collective research forum for Social Sciences and Humanities starting 1st December 2016 entitled ‘Forum for the Study of the Global Condition’[more]

Open the Opening: Event series about transcultural aesthetic education, HGB Leipzig

The Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) Leipzig is organising an event series about transcultural aesthetic education, including different talks and[more]

Opening of EEGA Campus, 26th January 2017, Leipzig

The ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) is celebrating its official opening on the 26th January 2017, 4.30 – 9.30 pm at the Saxon[more]

Colloquium of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1199, winter term 2016/17

The Collaborative Research Center 1199 has published the programme for its colloquium this winter term [more]

Programme for GWZO’s Wednesdays lecture in the winter semester 2016/17

The GWZO has released its programme for the Wednesday’s lecture in the current winter semester 2016/17.[more]

Interview with Professor Troebst about Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

The MDR interviewed Professor Troebst on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy on September 15th about the current political situation in Central and Eastern Europe.[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]