Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese
Photo: Per-Olof Busch

Prof Andrea Liese, PhD

Andrea Liese has held the chair for International Relations (formerly 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 the principal investigator (with 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 research group "International Public Administration". She also leads (together with Prof Anna Holzscheiter) the subproject "Norm Collisions: Procedural Norms and Interface Management in Fragmented Areas of Transnational Politics" in the research group "Overlapping Spheres of Authority and Interface Conflicts in the Global Order. 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", "Review of International Political Economy" and "Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen"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), a member of the board of the Development and Peace Foundation and part of the faculty of the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese
Photo: Per-Olof Busch

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 Relations
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam
Building 7, Room 3.13