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GIGA Summer Term Programme: 16 April – 24 June 2019

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

The following seminars are open to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at the GIGA and its partner institutions. Please note that other external participants are asked to pay a small course fee.

Registration deadline: Monday, 1 April 2019

2 May Global Approach to CAS Series I: Comparing cases of populismAndreas Ufen, GIGA
Qualitative Data Analysis: How to find meaning in your texts Nicola Nymalm, SIIA & Maren Wagner, GIGA
16-17 May Qualitative InterviewingLea Sgier, Uni Geneve
23-24 May Introduction to LaTeXBruno Castanho Silva, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
Global Approach to CAS Series II: Conceptualizing and measuring
political clientelism in comparative perspective
Saskia Ruth, GIGA
Process tracing methods – an introductionDerek Beach, University of Aarhus
An Introduction to the Logic and Practiceo Qualitative Comparative
Analysis (QCA)
David Kuehn & Julia Grau- vogel, GIGA
Global Approach to CAS Series III: What does gender have to do with it? Discussing the integration of gender analyses in comparative area stu- dies and the global approach Miriam Prys-Hansen, GIGA

Information on Registration

Participants need to register online by filling in the registration form that is available on the website of the respective event. Please note that you will receive a confirmation on whether your registration has been successful only after the registration deadline has passed.

External participants that are not a member of the GIGA or one of its partner institutions are asked to pay a small course fee.

Questions regarding the course programme or registration should be addressed to Madina Bizhanova.

Registration deadline: Monday, 1 April 2019

VHB-ProDok: Kurs “Theoretical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)”

Vom 2. bis 5. April 2019 führen Professorin LAURA MARIE EDINGER-SCHONS (Universität Mannheim) und Professor CHRISTOPHER WICKERT (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) erstmals einen Kurs zum Thema „THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)” durch.

Inhalt des 4-tägigen Workshops sind die Diskussion und das Entwickeln eines gemeinsamen Verständnisses über grundlegende theoretische Ansätze in der CSR-Forschung. Dies soll helfen, den Teilnehmern nicht nur ein fundiertes Verständnis der Forschung zu vermitteln, sondern auch, den State-of-the-Art der Literatur und aufkommende „hot topics” mit relevanten Forschungsfragen zu verknüpfen. Der Workshop beinhaltet thematische Diskussionen zu verschiedenen Themenfeldern sowie themenübergreifende Inputs durch die Workshopleiter/in z.B. zum Publikationsprozess in der CSR Forschung, Karriereplanung, sowie Einbeziehung von Praktikern in die Forschung.

Der ProDok-Kurs CSR wendet sich in erster Linie an NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, die in ihrer Forschung einen Schwerpunkt auf die Bereiche CSR, unternehmerische Nachhaltigkeit sowie das grundlegende Verhältnis von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft setzen.

Interessenten können sich noch bis zum 1. MÄRZ 2019 über das elektronische Anmeldeformular oder per Email an anmelden. Unter dem Link finden Sie außerdem die Informationen zur Anmeldegebühr.

Hier finden sie eine Übersicht über das VHB-ProDok Kursangebot. Alle weiteren Informationen zu VHB-ProDok finden Sie unter Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen Kathrin Schöps ( von der Geschäftsstelle des VHB gerne zur Verfügung.

Call for Applications: GIGA Doctoral Programme

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, peace and security, growth and development, and power and ideas. The GIGA Doctoral Programme invites applications from

Prospective Doctoral Students

to join the programme on 1 October 2019. The GIGA Doctoral Programme (DP) is a three-year structured programme for junior researchers, in which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS). GIGA doctoral students are fully integrated into the GIGA’s research structure and benefit from close supervision within an international research environment. The training programme fosters their engagement with the GIGA’s global approach to scholarship and provides them with the necessary methodological and soft skills to pursue a career in academia and beyond. Through academic exchanges and field work, doctoral students engage with the ‘GIGA-regions’ and build their own networks. Additional mobility grants are provided for field work and conference attendance and, in line with the Leibniz Association’s principle of ‘theoria cum praxi’, doctoral students are offered exposure to policy advice and knowledge transfer activities. Doctoral degrees will be awarded by one of our partner universities, dependent upon the affiliation of the student’s first Supervisor.

Applicants are expected to fulfil the following criteria:

  • An excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline.
  • A high-quality project proposal that fits with the GIGA’s research agenda. Priority will be given to projects with a cross-regional or a comparative area studies focus.
  • Strong command of the English language (German is not a prerequisite).

We strongly welcome international applications. Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute.

Please fill out the GIGA DP application form: and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-19-01) including:

  • a letter of motivation, a research proposal of 2000 words max. and an additional academic writing sample,
  • a CV and simple copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA),
  • proof of English language skills, and
  • a statement about intended funding for the duration of three years (final admission is dependent upon the applicant’s ability to provide proof of funding by the starting date)

to Kerstin Labusga, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Email: (Email applications, preferably in a single pdf file, are particularly welcome).

Screening of applications will begin on 1 February 2019.

For further information, including a list of FAQs, please visit the GIGA DP website You may also contact us at:

ReMaT Research Management Training for Early Career Researchers, 10 & 11 December 2018

Institution:  Tutech Innovation GmbH

Lecturer: Monica Schofield and Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper, Tutech Innovation GmbH

Date: 10 & 11 December 2018

Tutech Innovation GmbH
Harburger Schloßstrasse 6-12
21079 Hamburg, Germany

Please use this form to register by 06.12.2018

Content and Aim of the Workshop:
ReMaT is an intensive, interactive workshop, providing an introduction to a number of key topics relating to research management including project management, grant acquisition, and science and technology related entrepreneurship. ReMaT is especially tailored to meet the needs of early stage researchers especially from the 2nd year of PhD studies onwards, but is
also suitable for others involved in research, or in directing research. ReMaT delivers hands-on practical training in an intensive, yet effective workshop form over two days. There is a strong emphasis on European networking in the way the workshop is delivered: we encourage participation from many different countries and disciplines.

For further information on workshop fees and the workshop program see the workshop flyer.

Hamburg Business School: Doctoral study courses in winter semester 2018/19

The following doctoral study courses will be on offer at the Hamburg Business School in winter semester 2017/18:

  • HCHE Research Seminar and PhD Course (12.-13.11.2018)
    Patricia Born (Informationen)
  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics (4 Termine, Start 14.12.2018)
    Markus Nöth & Guido Voigt (Informationen)
  • Advanced Modelling and Optimization (Blockkurs 17.-21.12.2018)
    Malte Fliedner & Knut Haase (Informationen)
  • Recent Developments in Causal Inference (Blokkurs im Januar)
    Martin Spindler (Informationen)
  • Survey Research (4.-6.2.2019, Kick-off 5.11.2018)
    Karen Gedenk (Informationen)
  • Recent Developments in Audit Research and an Approach to getting Published (20.-22.2.2019)
    Nicole Ratzinger-Sakel (Informationen)

See also for further information on the doctoral studies program of the Hamburg Business School.

Call for Papers: Necessary Condition Analysis. Method and Applications (EURAM Conference 2019: “Exploring the Future of Management: Facts, Fashion and Fado”, June 26-28, Lisbon, Portugal)

Track 06_13 – Necessary Condition Analysis. Method and Applications
Necessary Condition Analysis is a novel and promising empirical research methodology that
can be applied in all disciplines. NCA understands cause-effect relations in terms of
“necessary but not sufficient”; this means that without the right level of the condition a certain
effect cannot occur. This is independent of other causes, thus the necessary condition can
be a bottleneck, critical factor, constraint, disqualifier, etc. In practice, the right level of
necessary condition must be put and kept in place to avoid guaranteed failure. Other causes
cannot compensate for this factor. By adding a different logic and data analysis approach,
NCA adds both rigor and relevance to theory, data analysis, and publications.

The aim of this track is to bring together researchers who are already applying the method
or interested in using it. NCA is a user-friendly method that requires no advanced
statistical or methodological knowledge beforehand. However, since NCA is a
rather newmethodology, several questions remain. This track will provide the opportunity for
methodology focused discussions and exchange of experience. We will focus on the
foundations of the method, its application in different disciplines, and its advantages in
comparison to other methods (e.g., regression-based methods, QCA). Therewith, the track
will not only help to advance ongoing research projects but also serves as a multidisciplinary
forum to explore the latest research, applications, and developments surrounding the use of

We encourage submissions of advanced research projects (full paper, competitive sessions)
as well as work in progress (extended abstract, paper and idea development sessions).
Papers are welcome from any field as long as they use NCA either as core method or a
complement to other methods.

For more information on NCA please visit the NCA website ( or read NCA’s
core paper (free access): Dul, J. (2016) Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA): Logic and
methodology of “necessary but not sufficient” causality, Organizational Research Methods,
19(1), 10-52.

Sven Hauff, Helmut Schmidt University;
Jan Dul, Rotterdam School of Management;
Florence Allard-Poesi, Université Paris-Est;
Nicole Richter, University of Southern Denmark

GIGA Information Centre Workshops 2018

The GIGA Information Centre and a cooperating Partner offer four 1-hour workshops. Please find some more information below. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

  1. Satisfy your grant requirements – Learn how to write a data management plan! (Birte Pfeiffer, 16/10/2018, 10-11 am)

Funders like the German Research Foundation and EU Horizon 2020 require you to add a data management paragraph or a complete data management plan in a funding proposal. This interactive workshop aims at providing you with guidelines that help you fulfil these requirements in order to submit successive project proposals. The workshop will help you answering some of the questions that are commonly addressed in a data management plan: What kind of data will you be collecting? Where will you store your data? With whom and how will you share your data? How will others be able to understand the data? How will you preserve your data for the long term?

You will be more likely to receive future funding when you know how to write and follow through a well-structured data management plan.

[register (open until 8/10/2018)]

  1. Don’t you fear the scary Excel stories when compiling your research data? – What are your software requirements for data entry? (Birte Pfeiffer, 13/11/2018, 10-11 am)

Excel has a well-documented history of silently corrupting data in unexpected ways. Moreover, a couple of functions needed for effective entering, managing and analysing research data is missing. This interactive workshop aims at assessing and discussing your needs regarding software tools for the collection of research data. The identified needs will be systematized and will be incorporated in a funding proposal.

The identified needs regarding data entry software will be considered in a project proposal of the GIGA Information Centre and cooperating partners in order to develop a data collection tool for GIGA researchers and the social sciences community.

[register (open until 30/10/2018)]

  1. Quantitative Data Sharing with SowiDataNet (Birte Pfeiffer, 27/11/2018, 10-11 am)

In this workshop GIGA’s new repository SowiDataNet provided by GESIS for sharing quantitative research data will be introduced. SowiDataNet is a research data repository for the social sciences and economics that enables researchers to easily and securely document, publish and share (quantitative) primary and secondary data. Submitted research data will be curated by GIGA’s Research Data Service to ensure high formal quality of your published research data.

Participants will have a basic understanding of the required workflows if they want to share their quantitative data in SowiDataNet.

[register (open until 13/11/2018)]

  1. Flexible Strategien für eine forschungsfreundliche Archivierung und Nachnutzung von qualitativen Daten (Susanne Kretzer, Qualiservice Bremen, 11.12.2018, 10-11 Uhr)

[Registrierung (offen bis 27.11.2018)]

Workshop für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs: “Stimm- und Sprechtraining: Vortragssituationen meistern“ am 04.10.2018 an der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg

Institution/Veranstalter: Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg / Hamburg Research Academy(

Lecturer/Kursdurchführung: Ingrid Gündisch, Diplom-Schauspielregisseurin

Date/Datum: 04.10.2018, 09:00-15:00 Uhr

Place/Ort: Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg,
Thomas-Ellwein-Saal (Mensa Raum 0008), Mensagebäude

Language of instruction/Kurssprache: Deutsch

Teilnehmerzahl: max. 10 Personen

Registration/Anmeldung: Für Mitglieder der HSU erfolgt der direkte Kursbeitritt ab sofort unter diesem Link:

Wer nicht Angehöriger der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität ist, lege sich zuvor bitte unter dem folgenden Link ein Konto auf dem Ilias-System der HSU an:

General Information/Allgemeine Informationen: In Zusammenarbeit mit der Hamburg Research Academy veranstaltet die Helmut-Schmidt-Universität den von Frau Ingrid Gündisch angebotenen Workshop “Stimm- und Sprechtraining: Vortragssituationen meistern“. Frau Gündisch ist Diplom-Schauspielregisseurin mit Inszenierungen im In- und Ausland. Außerdem ist sie Dozentin, Trainerin und Coach für Körpersprache und Bühnenpräsenz sowie Stimm- und Sprechtraining. Sie hat sich u.a. spezialisiert auf die Anforderungen des akademischen Lehrens und Präsentierens und hat bereits eine Vielzahl ähnlicher Veranstaltungen an verschiedenen deutschen Universitäten durchgeführt. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (DoktorandInnen, Postdocs) aller Hamburger Universitäten und findet am 04.10.2018 von 09:00 bis 15:00 Uhr im Thomas-Ellwein-Saal unterhalb der HSU-Mensa (Mensa Raum 0008) statt. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und die Teilnehmerzahl auf zehn Personen beschränkt, weshalb eine zügige Anmeldung ausdrücklich empfohlen wird.

Contents/Veranstaltungsinhalte: Eine klangvolle Stimme und eine klare Aussprache sind eine gute Basis, das öffentliche Auftreten wirkungsvoll, ausdrucksstark und überzeugend zu gestalten. Mit einer guten Atemtechnik sowie mit Stimm- und Sprechtraining lassen sich dieLeistungsfähigkeit und Belastbarkeit der Stimme deutlich steigern. Praktische Tipps und Übungen helfen, das Gelernte in den beruflichen Kontext zu integrieren.

Das Seminar fokussiert auf folgende Themen:

–          Atmung, Stimmbildung, Stimmschonung

–          Kraft, Ausdauer, Tragweite durch Atemtechnik und Stimmtraining

–          Klare Aussprache durch gute Artikulation

–          Umsetzung in einem spontanen Kurzvortra