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) received the Ernst Otto Czempiel Award for the best postdoctoral monograph published in the field of peace research. Other work has appeared in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, Millennium, and Cooperation and Conflict. In 2015, he won the Best Paper Award of the German International Relations Section. Currently, 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. 

 

He is liaison lecturer (Vertrauensdozent) of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a member of of the selection committee of the Fulbright Commission, and a member of the academic advisory board of the Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Policy.  

 

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