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

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]

Opening Event of a New Cooperation between the GESI and the University of Athens on 25th August at 4.30pm at the CAS

A new cooperation between the GESI and the Faculty of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens will be launched at the Centre for Area Studies, Leipzig on 25th August at 4.30pm [more]

GESI's Gilad Ben-Nun Publishes Article in Oxford's Journal of Refugee Studies

The article is entitled 'The British–Jewish Roots of Non-Refoulement and its True Meaning for the Drafters of the 1951 Refugee Convention'[more]

Newest Edition of Comparativ Journal on International Organisations

GESI’s Katja Naumann and Klaas Dykmann of Roskilde University Edit Journal “Changes from the ‘Margins’: Non-European Actors, Ideas and Strategies in International Organizations”[more]

Matthias Middell Publishes Two New Books

Prof. Matthias Middell has edited two new publications, one on cultural transfers in the 18th century, and another on modernity and religion in the global age[more]

GESI's Claudia Baumann Publishes New Book entitled 'Universities as Portals of Globalisation'

The new publication is edited by scholar Claudia Baumann and in various contributions explores how universities act as centres for processes of globalisation [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]