Chair of International Relations & Regional Studies

Chair of International Relations

The Chair of International Relations and Regional Studies (Prof. Dr. Margit Bussmann) is focused on international cooperation and conflict between states as well as non-state actors.

Research and teaching address issues of peace of conflict studies, international political economy, foreign policy analysis and international institutions. Particular emphasis is put on the causes and consequences of international and internal violent conflicts as well as questions of globalization and the distribution of wealth at the national, regional and international levels. In both research and teaching we focus on theory-guided, empirical-analytical research questions.

Professor Bussmann is currently focusing her research on internatinal interventions in civil wars and the avoidance of violence against civilians, on the stability of post-conflict societies, and on security in the Baltic Sea region. Her colleagues work on Russian Foreign Policy, on the normative dimension of borders and on Peace and Conflict studies.