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From left to right: Prof. Sandra Destradi, David Gebhardt, Klara Leithäuser, Angela Geck, Lukas Schmid, Niklas Kehrle, Kai Vorberg, Simon Sackers, Elias Klenk, Egecan Hüsemoglu, Julia Gurol


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Research and teaching at the Chair for International Relations focus on some of the most important current developments in world politics, with a particular focus on the Global South. The thematic foci of the Chair include the role of so-called emerging powers in global governance, (trans-)regional security dynamics in the Global South as well as the impact of populism and authoritarianism on international politics.präsentation 1 Global Governance and Emerging Powers (Trans-)regional security in the Global South International Politics in the Age of Populism and Authoritarianism










Below you'll find the latest news, publications and events from the Chair of International Relations. To view all news click here!


Jürgen Rüland has published the article "Covid-19 and ASEAN: Strenghening State-centrism, Eroding Inclusiveness, Testing Cohesion" in "The International Spectator" verfasst. The article is now online.


6-9 April 2021: Prof. Destradi takes part in the International Studies Association Annual Convention and presents two papers on populism and international politics. She also serves as a chair on a panel on South Asia.


From 1 April 2021, Prof. Destradi will serve as a Dean of Studies, Faculty of Humanities.


15 March 2021: Prof. Destradi serves as a discussant of Angelos Chryssogelos’ presentation at the seminar „Democracy, Populism and Changes in Foreign Policy“ at the VU Centre for Interdisciplinary European Studies (VICES), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (online).


5 March 2021: Prof. Destradi participates in the workshop „Study of Populism in IR” at the Univesity of Warwick (online) and presents the paper “Populism and the Politicization of Foreign Policy” (ao-authors Johannes Plagemann und Hakkı Taş)


The Chair of International Relations is looking for at research fellow for the DFG-funded project ‘Populism and Foreign Policy’. Further information can be found here: https://uni-freiburg.de/university/jobs/00001484/











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