Curriculum Vitae

Professor Dr. Stephan Stetter (Ph.D., LSE)

Professor (W3) in International Politics and Conflict Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich

Born: 9 October 1972 in Constance

1. Academic Degrees

Habilitation in Political Science, Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, 2008

Dr. phil. (PhD), Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Supervisors: Professor Simon Hix and Professor William Wallace (Lord Wallace of Salistaire), 2003

M.Sc. (with distinction) in European Politics and Policy, Department of Government, LSE, 1998

2. Professional Career

Since October 2008 University professor (W3) for International Politics and Conflict Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich

2007-2008 Temporary professorship (W2) in Political Science, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld

2006-2007 Research associate, Institute of Political Science, professorship of Professor Dr. Mathias Albert, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld

2003-2005 Research associate, Institute of World Society, University of Bielefeld. Associate to Professor Dr. Mathias Albert in the research project (5th EU research framework program) on “The European Union and Border Conflicts: The Impact of Integration and Association” (EUBorderConf)

1994-1996 Student associate with Professor Dr. Frank R. Pfetsch, Institute of Political Sciences, University of Heidelberg

3. Studies and Training

1998-2003 PhD at the Department of Government, LSE. Title of the thesis: “Cross-Pillar Politics of the European Union: EU Actors and the Centralisation of Foreign and Interior Policies”

2001 Research stay at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, as part of his doctorate

1997-1998 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in ‘European Politics and Policy’, Department of Government, LSE (with distinction)

1996-1997 One-year program in ‘Israeli and Middle Eastern Politics and Society’, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1993-1996 Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, political science (main subject) and sociology and history (subsidiary subjects)

1992 Social service, Protestant Community Care Center, Weinheim

1984-1992 Abitur, Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium, Weinheim (Baden-Württemberg)

4. Offices and Functions

Since October 2020 Stephan Stetter is Deputy Chairperson of the Senate of the Bundeswehr University Munich.


2014-2018 Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs , Bundeswehr University Munich

Since 2016 Member of the advisory board of PhD research group 2225: “World Politics: The Emergence of Political Arenas and Modes of Observation in World Society”

Since 2015 Co-organizer of the module “International Law and Politics in Practice”, Bundeswehr University Munich (MA program in Social Sciences and Public Affairs): management of teaching and research trips for MA students in (post-)conflict areas (2015: Israel and Palestine; 2017: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia; 2018: South Caucasus, Georgia and Armenia); 2019: West Mediterranean (Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco))

Editor of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (since 2015, prior to that (2011-2015) managing editor together with Carlo Masala)

Member of the Academic research group of the Kommission Weltkirche (World Church Commission) of the Deutsche Bischofskonferenz (German Bishops’ Conference) (since 2012)

Member of the research center RISK (Risk, Infrastructure, Security and Conflict), Bundeswehr University Munich (since 2014)

Member of the academic advisory board of the Center for Israel Studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) (since 2015)

Member of the Institute for World Society Studies, University of Bielefeld (since 2003)

Member of the advisory board of the Review of International Studies

Member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Government and Economics

2010-2018 Member of the faculty council, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich

Since 2008 Cooperation on the Middle East file in various projects with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

2012-2018 Co-speaker (together with Anna Geis and Bernhard Zangl as well as Margit Bussmann and Klaus Schlichte) of the International Politics Section, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) (German Association for Political Science)

2003-2015 Coordinator, Israeli-European Policy Network, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Israel office, Herzliya)

2011-2014 Vice dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University, Munich

2009-2011 Chairman of the examination board, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich

2007-2011 Speaker of the research group “Sociology of International Relations” at the German Association for Political Science (DVPW)

2005-2008 Erasmus coordinator, Institute of Political Science, University of Bielefeld

2000-2005 Coordinator of the trilateral German-Israeli-Palestinian Jerusalem-Berlin Forum, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Palestine office, East Jerusalem)

5. Memberships

British International Studies Association (BISA)
Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient (DAVO) (German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation)
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) (German Association for Political Science)
Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV) (German Association of University Professors and Lecturers)
European International Studies Association (EISA)
International Studies Association (ISA)

6. Languages

German (native language)
English (fluent)
Hebrew (very good)
Italian (very good)
Arabic (good knowledge)
French (good knowledge)
Shtocavian (i.e. Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian) (good basic knowledge)
Swedish (basic knowledge)
Greek (basic knowledge)
Latin (major Latin examination)

7. Scholarship and Prizes

2014 9th Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award for research on “Modern Female Subjectivities and the Spatial Negotiation of Gender Norms” (in cooperation with E.G Yüksel and J. Walter)

2001 Socrates exchange grant for a half-year period of research at the European University Institute, Florence

1999 Robert McKenzie Prize of the LSE for outstanding performance in M.Sc. degree

1997-2001 Scholarships of the London School of Economics and of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

1993-2001 Basic funding, international scholarships and doctoral funding from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

8. Press/Media and Lecturing Activity

Extensive and regular lecturing activity at academic symposia (e.g. annual conventions of the International Studies Association, annual conference of the European International Studies Association, conference of the International Relations section of the German Association for Political Science etc.) and by invitation in numerous research colloquia at universities worldwide and as part of author conferences.

Media experience: Regular commentator for various radio stations (e.g. Bayern 2, Radio Andernach, radio Berlin-Brandenburg, etc.) and regular television appearances as a political commentator (e.g. 3Sat, n-tv, Deutsche Welle, BR, ARD).

Extensive and regular lecturing activity at public or political education events (e.g. Federal Agency for Civic Education, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Bavaria Forum of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bavarian State Chancellery, etc.).

9. Other

Former Bundesliga and Junior National Team Player in Subbuteo Table Football for the German Table Football Federation (DSTFB).