About

Simon Koschut is a Visiting Professor in International Relations and European Integration at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. 

 

His research interests include Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and International Relations theory, in particular regional security governance, social and normative dynamics of international politics, the affective underpinnings of power and language, and transatlantic relations.  His book Normative Change and Security Community Disintegration (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) develops a theoretical and empirical argument about the breakdown of stable peace among nations through a process of norm degeneration. Other work has appeared in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, Millennium, and Cooperation and Conflict. He leads a DFG research network on the emotional underpinnings of power and hierarchies in world politics and is a spokesperson of the DVPW theme group "Norm Research in IR".

 

Simon has held visiting positions at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, San Fransisco State University, and Freie Universität Berlin.  He completed his PhD and his Habilitation in Political Science at the University of Potsdam. In 2015, he won the Best Paper Award of the German International Relations Section.   

 

You can find many of his papers and books to read on academia.edu