Prof. Dr. Stephan Stetter

Chair for International Politics
Politik und Konfliktforschung

Institute of Political Science


Tel.: +49 89 6004-3900

Stephan Stetter teaches International Politics and Conflict Studies. His research focuses on theories of international politics in global modernity, with a specific focus on historical-sociological perspectives, empires and (post-)colonialism in international politics; politics, conflicts and society in the Middle East, mainly pivoting around Israel and Palestine; EU’s foreign relations in particular in the EU neighbourhood. His research is published by major international publishing houses and leading journals. After his study at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - where he received his  PhD in 2003 - he has been professor at the Bundeswehr University Munich since October 2008. From 2012 to 2018 he has been one of the spokesperson of the section for International Relations of the German Association for Political Science. From 2010 until 2014 he has been one of the editors-in-chief of the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen ( and serves as an editor of the journal since then. From 2014 to 2018 he was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs.