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

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]

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]

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]

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]