Dr. Sascha Werthes is a graduate of the Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg and obtained a PhD in Political Science from the Philipps-University Marburg.

Before joining the Goethe-University Frankfurt in April 2013, he was lecturer in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University Duisburg-Essen as well as Associate Fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF). He has also taught at the Philipps-University Marburg and Brethren Colleges Abroad and was Visiting Lecturer at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (SEPHS-Lecturer Mobility Grant). From 2006 to 2011 he co-chaired together with Dr. David Bosold the Working Group on Human Security at the Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg. In 2010, Sascha Werthes together with Christian Büger won a research grant for a project on „Governing and Regulating Contemporary Piracy” by the “Profilschwerpunkt ‘Wandel von Gegenwartsgesellschaften‘” at the University Duisburg-Essen. Before he took up his first academic position, he was awarded a PhD-scholarship by the German Foundation for Peace Research.

General Research and Teaching Areas:

  • International Relations
  • UN Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Diplomacy, International Sanctions Policy
  • Security Studies
  • Theory and Practice of Human Security


Sascha Werthes

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
FB 03: Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Campus-Westend – PEG
Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Room: 3.G096
Tel.: +49-(0)69-798-36655