Vita - Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase



Dismissed Professorhip offer for International Politics at the Humboldt University Berlin.

since 2009 

Professor (W3) for Political Science, Exzellence Professorship for International Organizations within the Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders" at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

since 2009

Head of Research at the department of „International Organizations“ at the Leibniz Peace Research Instiute Frankfurt (HSFK).

2004 – 2009

Professor (C4) for Political Science and Ordinarius for International Politics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich.

2003 – 2004

Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director of Research, University of Kent at Canterbury.

2002 – 2004 

Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis, Brussels School of International Studies, Brüssel.

2001 – 2003

Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury.

2001 – 2004

Visiting Professor at the Versalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

1999 – 2001

Associate Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Muenster.

1994 – 2001

Research Associate at the department of Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy, Department of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin.

1990 – 1993

Associate Lecturer at the department of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

1989 – 1990
Associate Lecturer at the department of Poltical Science, University of Stuttgart.

1988 – 1989 

Research Assistant at the Research Facility of the Protestant Study Community (FEST), Heidelberg.


Promotion as Dr. phil. at the department of Political Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin (Summa cum laude).

1990 – 1991

Postgraduate Studies in Social Sciences at the Government Department at Harvard University.

1989 – 1990 
Doctoral student at the department of Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy at the department of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin.


Master degree at the Freie Universität Berlin (German philology, philosophy and political sciences: Very good with distinction).

1985 – 1988

Double Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin (German philology, philosophy and history of art, as well as political sciences).

1984 – 1985  

Studies at the University of Freiburg (German philology, philosophy, history of art and political sciences).

1983 – 1984

Studies at the University of Hamburg (German philology, linguistics, philosophy, history of art).

A-Levels at the Christianeum in Hamburg.

Research Expeditions

March 2011                            
Research stay in Namibia.

February – March 2000
Research stay at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

March 1998
Research stay in Turkey.

May - July 1993
Research stay at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

1991 – 1992 
Research stay in southern Africa, in Vietnam, Malaysia und Kambodscha.

July - August 1991 
Guest Scholar at the RAND-Corporation, Santa Monica.

1990 – 1991
Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Awards and Scholarships

2008 – 2009  
Fellow at the Graduate School for Cultural Studies at the University of Konstanz at the Cluster of Excellence "Foundations of Integration".

1998 – 2000  
Two year grand of the German Research Association (DFG).

Ernst-Reuter-Rrice for exceptional dissertation.

1990 – 1992 
Doctoral grand of the Social Science Research Council – MacArthur Foundation Program on International Peace and Security.

1989 – 1990    
Promotional grand of the Department for Transatlantic Foreign- and Security Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Gustav-Lange-Price of the Christianeum.

Research Projects and Networks

Resistance - Guerilla - Terrorism. Transnatinoal Dynamics of Escalation in Dissident Force. DFG project (granted 2012, 500.000€).

Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders", Principal Investigator and Co-applicant for the extension of the Cluster (granted 2012).

2012 – 2015
Global Norm Evolution and the Responsibility to Protect. Cooperation project with the GPPi (Berlin) and others within the support program by the Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin, Riksbankens Jubilee Fund, Stockholm and Volkswagen-Foundation, Hannover (granted 2012, overall volume 1M €, own project 130.000€).

2010 – 2013
Changing Security Culture. Research Project funded by the German Ministry for Education and Science within the Security Research Program (granted 2010, 1,1M €).

2008 – 2010
Crime and Punishment in International Relations. Project at the German Foundation for Peace Research (granted 2007, 140.000€).

2007 – 2009
Social Determination of Risk Project in association with the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the University of Stavanger at the Norwegian Reseach Council (granted 2007).

2006 – 2009
Clausewitz On Small War. Research- and Conference project financed by the Smith-Richardson Foundation (granted 2006; 44.000$).

2006 – 2009                        
HUMSEC, Human Security in the Western Balkans, Co-ordinated Action, 6th EU-Frame Program, Work-package-Leader (granted 2006, overall volume 844.000€, own project 55.000€).

Governance, Communication and Public Policy, LMU-innovative-project (granted 2006).

The Future of War. Initiator and Co-organizer of an international, seven year conference and publication project at the Hamburg Institute of Social Sciences.

2002 – 2004                        
Risk Assessment. Member in the working group of the World Federation of Scientists for the development of procedures for risk assessment in international politics.

2002 – 2004                        
Center for Conflict and Peace. Co-founder of a network for research in mediating effective peace strategies at the Mitgründer University of Kent in Canterbury.

2000 – 2004                        
Member at the working group Peace Theory Friedenstheorie by the research community Peace and Conflict Research.

2000 – 2001                        
Member at the working Teaching of the section International Politics by the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW).

1997 – 2001                        
International Risk Policy. Initiator and Head of the working group at the department of Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin, supported by the Volkswagenstiftung.

1996 – 1999                        
Security Institutions. Member of the working group at the Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

1992 – 2002                        
Study group New Theories of International Relations. Initiator and Head of a working group with two conferences a year on methodological and theoretical problems of international relations.

1991 – 2004                        
Study group Non-proliferation. Member of an interdisciplinary working group by the Association of German Scientists (VDW) and the Research Facility of the Protestant Study Community.

1991 – 1993
Study group Regional Security. Initiator of a working group on the analysis of regional security policy by the end of the East-West conflict.


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