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

First Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199, October 6-8, Leipzig

During its first annual conference the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 will bring together expertise from different disciplines and world regions in order to test and discuss the conceptual proposal of spatial formats and approaches to develop a typology.[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]

Call for Papers: Fifth European Congress on World and Global History 2017 in Budapest

The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) invites proposals for individual papers for the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History in Budapest under the overall topic "Ruptures, Empires and Revolutions".[more]

International conference on reformation, 31th Ocotber – 4th November, 2016 in Leipzig

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig is organizing an international conference about political power in the relationship to the reformation process in fall 2016.[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]

JSPS Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers in Budget Year 2016/17

The JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is a program run by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. A JSPS Research Fellowship aims at providing opportunities for researchers to pursue collaborative research with an academic host at Japanese universities or research institutes.[more]

New GESI-Newsletter published

The 3rd edition of the GESI newsletter has been recently published. The GESI newsletter aims to keep its network of members, alumni and partners informed about the activities going on within the GESI and its partner universities, as well as at other Leipzig based GESI affiliated institutions.[more]