CHAIR OF
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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The Chair of International Relations is part of the Section Political and Administrative Science at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. Chairholder ist Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese.


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JOB AD POSTDOC

We are looking for Postdocs! 40h | 3 years | deadline Aug 8, 2022


Article about the KFG online

Is the International Rule of Law on the Rise or on Decline? – A DFG research group examines the role of international law in a changing world


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Student Assistant to support Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese (ad in German)


DR. JULIA LEIB RECEIVES DISSERTATION AWARD 

Julia Leib received the award of the United Nations Association of Germany for her dissertation 'Patterns of Sustaining Peace: A Systematic Comparative Case Analysis of Institutional Configurations and their Impact on Peacebuilding Success'. The DGVN Research Council selected the thesis from a total of 20 applications. Video of the panel discussion

Congratulations!


Publication

International Bureaucrats and Organizational Performance. Country-Specific Knowledge and Sectoral Knowledge in World Bank Projects


Publication

Greening global governance: INGO secretariats and environmental mainstreaming of IOs, 1950 to 2017 by Thomas Dörfler and Mirko Heinzel


Call for Papers

"Der russische Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine im Spiegel der deutschen IB-Forschung"


Guest lecture by former Ambassador Martin Kobler

Former German Ambassador and UN Special Representative Martin Kobler was invited by Dr. Julia Leib to give a guest lecture in the seminar "International Security Policy" on January 26, 2022. Martin Kobler has served in many crisis regions during his diplomatic career, including as German ambassador to Egypt and Iraq, before working for the United Nations as (Deputy) UN Special Representative in the UN peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Iraq (UNAMI), the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), and Libya (UNSMIL).
In his lecture on "Security Policy in Crisis Situations", Martin Kobler gave the students insights into the practical work of the United Nations and its peacekeeping missions in fragile post-conflict societies and discussed current challenges of international security policy with them.


CONGRATULATIONS, MIRKO HEINZEL!

Mirko Heinzel successfully completed his PhD on 08.12.2021 with the title "World Bank staff and project implementation. The importance of country-specific knowledge". The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese (first review, Uni Potsdam), Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse (second review, FU Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Sommerer (third review, Uni Potsdam).
We congratulate you on this outstanding achievement!


BOOK RELEASE WITH CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Dr. Nina Reiners research project "Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights" started as a PhD thesis in Political Science at the University of Potsdam, builds on a two-year postdoc project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and is finally available as a monograph with Cambridge University Press.
Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions analyzes the role and impact of informal collaborations in the UN human rights treaty bodies. The book dives beneath the surface of the formal access, procedures, and actors of the UN system to reveal how independent experts and external collaborators play a key role in the development of human rights.


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