Repositioning Greece in a Globalizing World

The project “Repositioning Greece in a Globalizing World: Transatlantic relationships between Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Asia and their meaning for Greece” started in June 2014 as a joint project of the Global and European Studies Institute, Leipzig University, and the Faculty of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The project puts emphasize on the geopolitical changes within Southeastern and Eastern Europe that occurred after the Cold War as one example for the study of the connection between processes of de- and re-territorialization in Global History. The project focuses on Greece and furthermore deals with various conflict and tension fields at the beginning of the 21st century that Southeastern and Eastern Europe have been confronted with after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring respectively. It comprises both summer schools and thematic conferences as well as the academic exchange of researchers.

Project directors are Professor Matthias Middell (Director of the Global and European Studies Institute and the Centre for Area Studies/Director of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies, Leipzig University) and Professor Ioannis Th. Mazis (Director of the Faculty of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). 

The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the DAAD initiative „Hochschulpartnerschaften mit Griechenland“.