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Prof. Dr. Robert Kappel Kappel

Economist and Political Scientist, GIGA, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg


Robert Kappel has studied economics and sociology at the University of Freiburg. He was associate professor at the University of Bremen (1989-1996), a professor at the Universities of Leipzig (1996-2004) and Hamburg (2004-2011), and president of the GIGA from 2004 until 2011. He is now president emeritus and senior researcher of the GIGA. His research activities focus mainly on global power shifts, development economics and African economies, and German foreign policy.