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

International School: Poland and Central Eastern Europe 2017, 1st-12th October 2017

The College of Eastern Europe, in cooperation with the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Ossolinski National Institute, with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, is organising the international school [more]

Call for Papers: Conference "Central and Eastern Europe after the First World War", 2018 in Berlin

In cooperation with many other European research institutes the European Network Remberance and Solidarity, Warsaw and the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe are organising a conference entitled: "Central and Eastern Europe after the First World War"[more]

"Chinafrika. under construction": Exhibition and Opening Event at GfZK Leipzig, 1st June 2017

The Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig is opening an exhibition entitled "Chinafrica. under construction". The goal[more]

Call for Applications: New Journal of University of California Press

The University of California Press is launching a new journaldevoted to the theory, research and practice of significant global issues and is still seeking candidates for lead editorial roles. [more]

DFG funding to integrate refugee scientists in research projects

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG is offering funds for the integration of refugees as scientiests in future or current research projects. [more]

Book publication of Prof. Troebst: Eastern Europe and its margins

Professor Troebst just recently published a book entitled: “Between the Arctic, the Adriatic Sea and Armenia[more]