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Professor Dr. Klaus Brummer


Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (CUEI)

Universitaetsallee 1

85072 Eichstaett


Tel.: +49 8421 93 21503

Fax: +49 8421 93 215900

E-mail: klaus.brummer(at)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Brummer has been Chair of International Relations at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt since May 2016.


May 2016–present: Chair of International Relations at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (CUEI)

Oct. 2014–Apr. 2016: Temporary Professor of Political Science IV: Foreign Policy and International Politics at CUEI

2013–2014: Temporary Professor of Political Science (Social Studies) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

2012: Habilitation in political science; Venia legendi since January 2013

July 2007–June 2014: Akademischer Rat auf Zeit at the Chair of Political Science I at FAU

2004–2007: Project manager specializing in European security and defense policy in the project ‘Europe’s responsibility in world politics’ at the International Relations department at Bertelsmann-Stiftung, Gütersloh 

2004: Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.)

2002: Diplom degree (Dipl. Pol.)

1997–2002: Studied political science and modern and contemporary history at FAU and the Graduate School for Political Science at Duke University, Durham/NC, USA

Roles in professional associations


Speaker of the Foreign and Security Policy Group at the German Political Science Association (with Anna Sunik, Sebastian Harnisch, and Kai Oppermann)






President of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section at the International Studies Association (ISA)


Member of the selection committee for the International Studies Association’s Book of the Year Award (published in 2015)

Visiting lectureships

May 2015



Mar. 2014

Diplomatic School of Armenia (as part of the project ‘Support to capacity and institution building of the Diplomatic Academy of Armenia’ run by Europakolleg and the EU)

University of Helsinki, Finland

Feb.–Mar. 2013

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Aug.–Dec. 2012

Duke University, Durham/North Carolina, USA

Feb. 2012

University of Helsinki, Finland


Positions as an editor and reviewer (academic journals and publishers)

Associate editor of the journal Foreign Policy Analysis (since 2016)

American Political Science Review, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, German Politics, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Research, Journal of International Organization Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, Modern Italy, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Political Research Quarterly*, Politics & Policy, Review of International Studies, Routledge, Security Studies, Swiss Political Science Review, West European Politics, Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Zeitschrift für Politik

* Outstanding Reviewer Award 2013


Selected publications


(2014) Außenpolitikanalyse (co-author mit Kai Oppermann), Munich (Oldenbourg Verlag)

(2013) Die Innenpolitik der Außenpolitik - Die Große Koalition, "Governmental Politics" und Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr, Wiesbaden (Springer VS) (habilitation thesis)

(2008) Der Europarat - Eine Einführung, Wiesbaden (VS-Verlag)

(2005) Konfliktbearbeitung durch internationale Organisationen, Wiesbaden (VS-Verlag) (doctoral thesis)

Journals: special issues and symposiums

(2017) Special Issue: The Boundedness of American FPA Theory. Global Society 31(2) (co-editor with Valerie M. Hudson)

(Online first) Symposium: Coalition Politics and Foreign Policy. European Political Science (co-editor with Kai Oppermann and Juliet Kaarbo)

(2011) Zehn Jahre Deutschland in Afghanistan (co-editor with Stefan Fröhlich) (special issue 3/2011 of Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik), Wiesbaden (VS-Verlag)

Edited volumes

(2015) Foreign Policy Analysis Beyond North America (co-editor with Valerie M. Hudson), Boulder et al. (Lynne Rienner Publishers)

(2015) Sonderbeziehungen als Nexus zwischen Außenpolitik und Internationalen Beziehungen (co-editor with Sebastian Harnisch and Kai Oppermann), Baden-Baden (Nomos Verlag)

(2013) Analysen nationaler und supranationaler Politik - Festschrift für Roland Sturm (co-editor with Heinrich Pehle), Opladen (Barbara Budrich)