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

Programme "Welcome to Africa" hosts a Network Meeting and Colloquium in Dar es Salaam, Tansania from September 22 - 25, 2014

A strategy workshop with the colloquium "Africa Network Leipzig - Ethiopia - Cameroon - South Africa - Tansania" will take place at one of the partner universities in Dar es Salaam, Tansania [more]

Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst Awarded the First Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kosovo for Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst received the certificate of appointment by the Kosovan ambassador Skender Xhakaliu to become the first Honorary Consul of the republic of Kosovo in Germany [more]

GESI Scholar Organises Discussion in New York on the Media's Role in Atrocities

Gilad Ben Nun, PhD-student at GESI, organized an event in New York last month posing the question whether the media can help prevent atrocities [more]

Second Edition of GESI's Newsletter in 2014 Available

The second edition of GESI's newsletter this year has been published. The newsletter takes a series of contributions from scholars and associates of the GESI and collates them to provide a snapshot of the latest ongoings at the research institute[more]

ENIUGH Conference in Paris from 4-7 September with GESI participation

The Fourth European Congress on World and Global History, with contributions of the Global and European Studies Institute of the Leipzig University, is currently under preparation. [more]

Research Academy ‘The Soviet Camp and Third World’ hosted in Leipzig from 15-17 September

The Research Academy Leipzig will host the 12th International Summer School of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies. Three workshops are currently planned under the title, and all interested phd students are invited to attend [more]