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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

Call for application: post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University (Belgium), Deadline: January 20th, 2019

The Conflict Research Group of Ghent University seeks to hire a post-doctoral researcher for the project ‘The moral politics of violent death in northeast India’. The project examines how rebel groups and affected societies deal with violent death as a part of civil wars and conflicts. Application deadline is January 20th, 2019. Further information is to be found here. [more]


Call for application: Lecturer at the Global and European Studies Institute in Leipzig (Germany), Deadline: December 20th

The Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) offers a part-time position as lecturer. The selected candidate will teach two courses for the Master’s programmes “Global Studies” and “European Studies”. Excellent English skills are required. Application deadline is December 20th. Further information can be found here.[more]


Call for application: Finance Officer at Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna (Austria)

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna (Austria) invites applications for a position as finance officer. The applicant should have the ability to prepare and administer budgets and to manage the finance sector. Fluency in English and German is required. The application deadline is extended, until the appropriate candidate is found.[more]


Call for application: Professor of International Development in Vienna (Austria), deadline: January 7th, 2019

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna (Austria) seeks to fill the position of a Professor of International Development. The applicant should have research and teaching knowledge of current discourses, theories and intersectional concepts of development. The professorship will be based at the Department of Development Studies. The application deadline is January 7th,...[more]


Call for Application: Pre-Doc Position 2018/19, Deadline on December 14th

The Research Academy Leipzig at the Leipzig University offers promising pre-doctoral candidates and postdocs an opportunity to work together on a research project. The university will fund 20 students in their preparation phases of doctoral projects, beginning at March 1st, 2019. Ana Moledo, a former student at the Global and European Studies Institute, got the award in 2017. Graduate students...[more]


Colloquium of the Institute for Political Sciences, Winter Term 2018/19

The Institute for Political Sciences of the Leipzig University organizes also this winter term a public colloquium. In three different sessions the following topics will be covered: International Organizations (December 12th), Integration without elites? (January 16th) and Foreigners in one’s own country (January 30th). [more]


Academy-Forum: Politically Motivated Violence – Forms of Extremism in Germany at Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, December 5th

The Academy-Forum focusses on the different forms of extremism in Germany and its reasons. Participants of the panel discussion will be among others Gordian Meyer-Plath (President of the Saxonian Office for the Protection of the Constitution) and Julia Gerlach (Evangelische Akademie Meißen). The panel discussion will start at 7 p.m. on December 5th and will take place at Saxon Academy of...[more]


Interviews with Stefan Troebst on current developments in Macedonia

Stefan Troebst gave in the past weeks three interviews on the controversy about Macedonia’s country name: September 30th, 2018 Mazedonien: Referendum nach jahrzehntelangem Streit um neuen Landesnamen. Interview at Deutschlandfunk Kultur [more]


Studium Universale Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s studium universale deals with the topic of democracy. The series of lectures refers to the „Year of Democracy“ 2018. The lectures will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. in the lecture bulding, HS 1.[more]


SFB 1199 Colloquium Winter Term 2018/19

This year’s Colloqium of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” will be held during the winter term every Wednesday, 5-7 pm (in Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10 in Leipzig).[more]


GESI/IPSS Inaugural Alumni Conference convenes in Dakar

From 6-10 September 2018, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University and the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) of Leipzig University hosted the first alumni conference for the jointly offered Master and PhD programmes in “Global Studies with a Special Emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa”.[more]