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

New Publication: "Heimliche Freunde: Die Beziehungen Österreichs zu den Diktaturen Südeuropas nach 1945"

Adamantios T. Skordos (Leipzig University) has published, together with Stefan A. Müller and David Schriffl, a book about the relationships of Austria with the dictatorships of Southern Europe since 1945.[more]

Call for Papers: EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence Program 2017

The EURAC Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism invites applications for the next EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence competition. The winner is awarded the opportunity of a three-week research stay at EURAC international research center in Bolzano-Bozen.[more]

Call for project proposals: Projects on National Socialism and history of Middle East

The Foundation „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ is offering funds for up to two projects dealing with the development of educational materials about the linkage between National Socialism and history of the Middle East. [more]

Lecture Series on differentiated integration at Leipzig University

In cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy the Faculty of Law is organizing a lecture series on different approaches to integration in Europe.[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]

KOLLEKTIV-FESTIVAL 19-25th May, 2016 at Leipzig University

The student initiatives of Leipzig University and external initiatives are organizing a diverse and interdisciplinary festival to open up new perspectives of living together and the current social climate. [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]