3 sentences on the institute
The ABI is one of Germany’s major research centers in the domain of both comparative area studies and transregional studies. As an independent, non-profit research institution, the institute cooperates with the University of Freiburg. The Institute was founded in 1960 and goes back to Arnold Bergstraesser, at that time Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Freiburg.
Prof.em. Andre du Pisani, Prof. Lesley Blaauw and Job Shipululo Amupanda (lecturer) from the University of Namibia (UNAM) were guests at ABI in November.
Leonie Jegen and Franzisca Zanker wrote a blog post on ECDPM, a think tank on policy in Europe and Africa, on the evacuation of refugees from Libya to Rwanda
Franzisca Zanker spoke in Brussels about the West African perspective on EU migration and asylum policy.
Leonie Jegen talks to Deutsche Welle about the current status of an EU programme for the resettlement of 50,000 refugees from Libya to Europe.
Events / Dates
On 26th November 2019, the ABI will organise an event on migration in Dakar/Senegal in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Next event: Thursday, 21th November 19, 8pm: Ayanda, Director: Sara Blecher Country of production: ZA 2015
Next event: 10th December 2019, 8 p.m. c.t.: Professor Joseph Diescho, Professor Roger Southall: "Southern Africa and the Election Year 2019 – A further step towards deepening democracy or a missed opportunity?" Panel Discussion, HS 1099, KG I
1st lecture: 9th January 2020, paper by Faisal Garba "The Making of Political Communities in Ghana and Tanzania", discussant: Ingo Rohrer
Antje Missbach recently published an article in "Court of Conscience" about deterring asylum seeking in Australia by bribing Indonesian smugglers to return asylum seekers to Indonesia.
Judith Altrogge and Franzisca Zanker recently published the first country case study on migration governance in the Gambia.
Benjamin Schützes book on the stability of Jordanian authoritarianism and the impact of American and European funding on the `promotion of democracy` in Jordan has just been published