Our mission

New Global Dynamics focuses on trends that are being observed around the world. Researchers are examining the interplay of global dynamics in the course of a frequently diagnosed multi-crisis, in order to derive explanations.

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New Global Dynamics
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The research carried out by New Global Dynamics in the social and environmental sciences is centred on trends that are being observed all over the world. The aim is to examine interdependencies of these global dynamics in the context of a frequently diagnosed multi-crisis in order to derive an explanation of current world orders.

Our team

Our highly interdisciplinary group comprises researchers from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig University, three Max Planck Institutes in Halle, Jena and Leipzig, three Leibniz Institutes and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig.


Professor Matthias Middell

Professor Matthias Middell

Spokesperson | Global History

Global and European Studies Institute
Emil-Fuchs-Straße 1
04105 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30040
Fax: 03419731130040

Professor Jonathan Everts

Professor Jonathan Everts

Co-Spokesperson | Human Geography

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Geosciences and Geography
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle

Telephone: +49 345 55-26015

Professor Ursula Rao

Professor Ursula Rao

Co-Spokesperson | Anthropology

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle

Telephone: +49 345 29-27101


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