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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.
For an exchange and a visit of the ABI library, young researchers from l'Université Internationale de Rabat visited the ABI.
The Chair for Development Theory and Policy is looking for a research assistant in support of the EUCOR funded project ‘Making Infrastructure Global?´
In "The Interpreter" Antje Missbach and Franzisca Zanker write about Gambia's reasons for taking the crimes against the Rohingyas to court.
The 2020 summer school will run from 1st to 27th September and include an intensive programme discussing different aspects of governance and its challenges.
Events / Dates
The three-part workshop will start at the ABI with the topic "Contested governance of migration", convened by Andreas Mehler and Franzisca Zanker (both ABI), with keynote speaker: Thomas Faist (University of Bielefeld).
Horst Köhler, former Federal President of Germany and Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata, Director of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, will give a key note on this occasion. The Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg, Theresia Bauer, the Lord Mayor of Freiburg, Martin Horn, the Rector of the University of Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, and the Director of the ABI, Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler, will each give a welcoming address.
Antje Missbach together with Wayne Palmer recently published an article on the Australian policy on ´turnbacks´ of asylum seekers in the Australian Journal of International Affairs.
Benedikt Kamski together with Fana Gebresenbet recently published an article on the Ethiopian sugar industry in the "Journal of Contemporary African Studies".
Antje Missbach together with Melissa Philips recently published an article on the reconceptualizing of transit states in a special issue on transit states of "Migration and Society".