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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 organizations, international norms and trans- and international human rights policy.

She is principal investigator (together with Dr. Per-Olof Busch) of the subproject 6 "Consideration of Expert Knowledge - International Public Administrations as Policy Experts", which is part of the German Research Foundation group 1745. She also leads (together with Prof. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter) the subproject "Norm Collisions: Procedural Norms and Interface Management in Fragmented Areas of Transnational Politics". Furthermore, she is member of the research group  "The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?", funded by the German Research Foundation.

She has published in reputable academic journals like "Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions", "Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen" and "Journal of International Law and International Relations". Her book "Staaten am Pranger. Zur Wirkung internationaler Regime auf die innerstaatliche Menschenrechtspolitik" was published in 2006 by the VS-Verlag. Furthermore she was the editor (with Marianne Beisheim) of the book "Transnational Partnerships. Effectively Providing for Sustainable Development?" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)  and (with Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt and Martin Koch) of the special issue 49 of the Politische Vierteljahresschrift (2015). 

Andrea Liese is member of the research advisory board of the German Society for the United Nations (DGVN) as well as member of the board "Human Rights in the 20th Century" of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. 

Curriculum Vitae

  • 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)

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
In the winter term 2019/2020 and in the summer term 2020, consultation hours are only held irregularly and by prior arrangement. Please address your request directly to Prof. Liese: aliese[at]uni-potsdam.de
The next consultation hours will take place on 20.11.2019 from 14pm to 16pm.