Category: Professional News

  • New Position at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    As of September 1, 2022, I am Assistant Professor of International Security at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where I’m joining the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Thanks to everyone at the department for making this happen! I’m thrilled about what lies ahead and look forward to working with my new colleagues in Amsterdam!

  • Foreign Policy Analysis

    Joining the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy Analysis

    I am honored to be joining the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy Analysis, led by Editor-in-Chief Cameron G. Thies and Associate Editors Klaus Brummer, Juliet Kaarbo, Brian Lai, Deborah Welch Larson, and Arlene B. Tickner. I look forward to meeting everyone at ISA San Francisco (Editorial Board Meeting: April 4, 4:30 PM, Parlor 1-4278, Hilton San Francisco Union Square).

    “Reflecting the diverse, comparative and multidisciplinary nature of the field, Foreign Policy Analysis provides an open forum for research publication that enhances the communication of concepts and ideas across theoretical, methodological, geographical and disciplinary boundaries. By emphasizing accessibility of content for scholars of all perspectives and approaches in the editorial and review process, Foreign Policy Analysis serves as a source for efforts at theoretical and methodological integration and deepening the conceptual debates throughout this rich and complex academic research tradition. Foreign policy analysis, as a field of study, is characterized by its actor-specific focus. The underlying, often implicit argument is that the source of international politics and change in international politics is human beings, acting individually or in groups. In the simplest terms, foreign policy analysis is the study of the process, effects, causes or outputs of foreign policy decision-making in either a comparative or case-specific manner.” [Read More]

    For the current issue of Foreign Policy Analysis, see here.

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  • Contemporary Security Policy

    Joining the Editorial Board of Contemporary Security Policy

    I’m honored and excited to be joining the Editorial Board of Contemporary Security Policy, as recently announced by CSP Editor-in-Chief Hylke Dijkstra. “One of the oldest peer reviewed journals in international conflict and security, Contemporary Security Policy promotes theoretically-based research on policy problems of armed conflict, intervention and conflict resolution. Since it first appeared in 1980, CSP has established its unique place as a meeting ground for research at the nexus of theory and policy.” [Read More] Follow this link to see the current issue of CSP.

  • Interim Professor at the Brandt School

    Covering for the Franz Haniel Chair for Public Policy

    In the Winter Term 2017/18,  I will be Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. During this time, I will be on leave at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich [see contact details]. Founded in 2002 “as Germany’s first professional school of public policy, the Brandt School incorporates the vision of its name patron that the world is fundamentally interconnected and interdependent, that local solutions require global understanding, and that responsible policy-making means to boldly think outside of the box” [Read More]. I look forward to an exciting Winter Term!

  • Dissertation Award 2015 – German Political Science Association

    Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict Receives Best Dissertation Award 2015 from the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

    At its general conference in Duisburg-Essen, The German Political Science Association (Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft) granted Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict: Military Involvement in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) the Best Dissertation Award for 2015. The prize is endowed with 1,000 EUR, provided by the Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS). The Laudation is published in PVS Issue 4/2015. [Book Information].

    The conference opening and the Laudation, held by Stefan Marschall on behalf of the award committee (together with Matthias Bohlender and Klaus Schlichte), can be watched here (minute 138 onward). See also a Press Release from TU Dresden.