Freie Universität Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Partner 5 (FUB)

The Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s leading political science departments. It is exceptional because of its thematic breadth and excellent research. The institute participates in several international research projects and cooperations. The Otto-Suhr-Institute has particular competences in International Relations theory, European studies, democratic theory, environmental policy and area studies.
 

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Prof. Thomas Risse

Thomas Risse is professor of international relations at the Otto-Suhr-Institute at FUB and director of the Institute’s Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy. His previous teaching and research appointments include the European University Institute in Florence, University of Konstanz, Germany, as well as Cornell, Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Universities, and the University of Wyoming in the USA. Prof. Risse has specialised in International Relations theory, comparative foreign policy, norms and identity in international politics and European integration, as well as transnational governance. He has written extensively on European foreign policy and human rights regimes and international norms.

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Prof. Cathleen Kantner 

Cathleen Kantner was assistant professor at the Centre for European Integration, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science at FUB until April 2010, when she took up the position as Professor and Head of Department of International Relations and European Integration, Institute of Social Science, University of Stuttgart. She holds a PhD from Humboldt-University Berlin. Her former teaching and research positions include Humboldt-University, Georg-August-University Göttingen, and the Bundeswehr Institute for Social Sciences in Strausberg. She received the Vincent Wright Fellowship in comparative politics and a Marie Curie Fellowship for the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Her teaching and research interests focus on international relations, transnational public communication, European Security and Defence Policy and the emergence of transnational identities.

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Dr. Swantje Renfordt

Swantje Renfordt is research associate at the Centre for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at the Otto-Suhr-Institute where she works on the DFG-funded part of the research project ‘In search of a new role in world politics’ since October 2005. She studied political science in Muenster, Manchester (UK), and at Free University Berlin from where she holds a Master’s degree. Her PhD project focuses on the role of international legal norms in justifying the use of force. Further research interests are qualitative methods and foreign and security policy.
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Amelie Kutter

Amelie Kutter was research associate at the Centre for European Integration at the Otto-Suhr-Institute until August 2010, when she took up the position as research associate at the Department of Sociology of Lancaster University (UK). She is member of the 'Great Transformation project' directed by Bob Jessop at the Cultural Political Economy Research Centre. Kutter studied political science and Slavic languages in Dresden, Kasan (Russian Federation), Krakow and Berlin. She holds a Master’s degree from the Free University Berlin. Her PhD project focuses on the construction of European integration in Polish and French media debates on the EU constitution. Further research interests include discourse analysis, media studies, and Europeanization. Kutter contributes to WP 6 and WP 8.

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