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Visiting Lecturers

Dr. Maximilian Terhalle

The former visiting lecturer Dr. Maximilian Terhalle recently published his work on Strategy Studies in the following article:

Terhalle, Maximilian (2018): Strategy and Studies in Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik; Vol. 11(1); pp.83-100; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12399-017-0685-2https://doi.org/10.1007/s12399-017-0685-2.


The purpose of this article is to introduce the subject of Strategic Studies to Germany. Following an overview of why there has been a longstanding deficit in Strategic Studies, the article outlines the key components of international politics’ antagonistic nature. It is for this reason that international conflicts serve as the starting point for Strategic Studies. Based on classical insights into the dynamics of conflicts, the article lays out the key foundations of modern Strategic Studies with its reliance on the research results in cognitive psychology. It concludes by providing six practical pieces of advice in regard to Germany’s future strategic thinking.

Prof. Dr. Heribert Dieter

Heribert Dieter studied Political Science and Economics at the Free University of Berlin and at the Australian National University in Canberra. He holds a doctorate in Economics and Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Since 2001, he is Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin. Since 2013, he is visiting lecturer for International Political Economy at Zeppelin University, Lake Constance, as well as Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University, Beijing.  His research and teaching focus on international trade and finance. The future of the multilateral trading system and the stability of the international financial system have been key questions in his work. In addition, he has analyzed regional integration in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, particularly supranational financial co-operation.


Summer term 2019

MA-Seminar: International Economic Relations: What Next for Globalization and Global Governance?



Dr. Kai M. Schellhorn

Kai M. Schellhorn studied Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, American Culture, History, and Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and completed his studies after a one-year stay in Washington, D.C. with a Dr. phil in 1970. From 1971 until 1978 he was assistant professor in Munich with main emphasis on international politics, and after a one-year research stay in Hawaii, he became a Senior Research Staff Member at the Research Institute for International Relations and Security in Ebenhausen. After working for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as a Regional Representative in Fiji, Samoa and Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Indonesia (Jakarta) as well as Russia (Moscow) from 1987 until 1995, he became Member of the Board of Directors of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich until his retirement in 2004 due to the BMW age-limit. From 2006 until 2008, he supported the Aspen Institute Berlin as both Acting Director and Senior Consultant. Kai M. Schellhorn has published five books and 40 articles on international politics and worked as a lecturer at the universities of Munich, Honolulu/Hawai, Suva/Fiji as well as Potsdam.



Werner Wnendt


Summer term 2019

BA- Vertiefungsseminar: International Diplomacy in the 21st century


Werner Wnendt is a former Member of the German Foreign Service. He served among other positions as Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo and Senior Deputy High Representative of the International Community in Bosnia-Hercegovina. He also worked as the Head of the office of the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for the EU
and Foreign affairs Adviser to the German Federal President. He was Director General of the Division of Communication, Culture and Education of the FM and German Ambassador to Canada.

Dr. Jörg Himmelreich

Jörg Himmelreich is Publicist, Senior Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the U.S. in Washington and Berlin, and visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego, USA, (2008) with a broad foreign policy expertise in international relations with a focus on Asia, international energy security and Russia. He is also a former member of the Policy Planning Department of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs with particular political in-depth knowledge of Germany, Russia, India and Southeast Asia, and professional experience as a banker in Moscow and London.



Dr. Kathrin Stephen

Kathrin Stephen (née Keil) is Scientific Project Leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, where she leads the Arctic research project GloCAST (Global Change and Arctic Sustainable Transformations). Kathrin received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. She is Senior Fellow of The Arctic Institute – Center for Circumpolar Security Studies and part of the German observer delegation to the Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council.