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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 Holzschreiter) 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.

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. 


  • 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
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019,
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019,
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019,
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019,
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
(each 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm)
Appointments via E-Mail: