GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is one of Europe’s leading research institutions on area studies and comparative area studies. It brings together the expertise of four area institutes focused on the politics, economies and societies of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, respectively. With four cross-cutting research programs the GIGA pursues a unique agenda of comparative and cross-area studies. Through its publications as well as through public events held as much at GIGA’s headquarters in Hamburg as at GIGA’s Berlin Office, the institute reaches out to a broad audience and to decision-makers in politics, media, business and NGOs. The GIGA is part of Germany’s Leibniz Association of publicly funded non-university research institutes.