Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter

Chair for International Politics
and Conflict Research

Institute of Political Science


Tel.: +49 89 6004-3900

Stephan Stetter is Professor of International Politics and Conflict Studies. His research priorities are theories of international politics in global modernity, primarily from a historical-sociological and socio-theoretical perspective; empires and (post)colonialism in international politics; politics, conflicts and society in the Middle East, specializing in particular on Israel and Palestine; and EU foreign relations, specializing in particular on the European Neighborhood Policy. His research work appears in leading journals and with leading book publishers. In 2014, following his studies at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), he obtained his doctorate with a thesis on EU foreign and domestic policy at the LSE, which included a six-month period of study at the European University Institute in Florence. From 2003 to 2006, he was a research associate in the Political Science Education and Research Department and at the Institute of World Society at the University of Bielefeld. From 2007 to 2008, Stephan Stetter was a deputy professor for political science at the University of Bielefeld, where he gained his Habilitation in January 2008. Since October 2008, he has been Professor at the Bundeswehr University Munich. From 2012 to 2018, Stephan Stetter was a co-speaker of the International Relations section of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (German Association for Political Science). Since 2010, he has been one of the editors of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (, working together with Prof. Carlo Masala from 2010 to 2014 as managing editor. From 2014 to 2018, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Since October 2020 Stephan Stetter is Deputy Chairperson of the Senate of the Bundeswehr University Munich.