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Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Andrea Liese holds the chair of International Organizations and Policies since 2010.

Her main research interests are international institutions and norms, international organizations, transnational human rights and development politics as well as governance in areas of limited statehood.

She is principal investigator of the subproject D8 "'Talk and Action'. How International Organizations Respond to Areas of Limited Statehood", which is part of the German Research Foundation sponsored research program (SFB 700) on "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood." She also leads (together with Dr. Per-Olof Busch) the subproject 6 "Consideration of Expert Knowledge - International Public Administrations as Policy Experts", which is part of the German Research Foundation group 1745. Furthermore, she is member of the research group  "The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?", funded by the German Research Foundation.

Andrea Liese is member of the research advisory board of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) as well as member of the advisory board of the journal "Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen" (ZIB).


  • Study of Political Science, Sociology, Law, German Literature, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
  • 1990/91 Intern at the United Nations Secretary, New York, USA
  • 1995 Diploma
  • until 2001 Research Fellow at the University Bremen
  • 2001 PhD
  • 2001-2006 Assistant Professor at the Free University Berlin
  • 2006/2007 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
  • 2007-2009 Junior Professor at the Humboldt-University Berlin
  • since 2010 Professor at the University of Potsdam
  • 2012 Visiting Research Fellow in the Research Unit “Global Governance”, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)



Published articles in (i.a.):

  • Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
  • Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen
  • Journal of International Law and International Relations

Books and Editorships (i.a):

  • Staaten am Pranger. Zur Wirkung internationaler Regime auf die innerstaatliche Menschenrechtspolitik, VS-Verlag, 2006
  • Transnational Partnerships. Effectively Providing for Sustainable Development? Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 (hg. mit Marianne Beisheim)
  • Internationale Organisationen: Autonomie, Politisierung, interorganisationale Beziehungen und Wandel, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 49, 2015 (hg. mit Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt und Martin Koch).

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese


University Potsdam
Chair of International Organizations and Policies
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam
Building 7, Room 3.13


consulting hours
Appointments only via Secretariat