Teaching

Fall 2020

GOVT 3437 - Politics of the European Union

Advanced undergraduate course, Cornell University

The European Union (EU) is a major player in international politics. Despite this, it remains unclear whether the EU is ultimately an international organization, a state in the making, or an entirely new format to organize politics. No matter the ultimate verdict, its existence has significantly altered the state system on the European continent, and has challenged traditional concepts such as nationhood and sovereignty in a globalized world. This course provides an overview of the political system of the EU and its underlying policy-making processes. It analyses the roles and functioning of its core institutions and key stakeholders, as well as considering the unique interaction between politics at the EU and national levels in Europe. The course also engages with fundamental questions as to the democratic credentials of the EU and its capacity to adapt to political crises. Throughout the course we will consider and reflect on parallels with the American political system.

Past Teaching

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Qualitative research methods in political science

  • Graduate reading seminar, summer term 2020, autumn term 201819

Parliaments in the European Union

  • Undergraduate seminar, summer term 2020, autumn term 201819

Applied Policy Analysis

  • Graduate seminar, autumn term 201920

The EU Policy Cycle

  • Graduate seminar, summer term 2019

The EU Governance System: Polity, Politics & Policy

  • Undergraduate lecture course, summer term 2019

European Security and Defence Policy

  • Graduate reading seminar, summer term 2018

Trump, Brexit, and Maduro: Populist challenges to the established economic order

  • Undergraduate seminar, summer term 2018

International Organisations in Europe

  • Undergraduate seminar, autumn term 201718

The Politics of Brexit

  • Graduate reading seminar, autumn term 201718

Undergraduate/Graduate thesis supervision

  • 2017-2020

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), France

International Organisations

  • Undergraduate lecture course, summer term 201819

The Politics of Brexit

  • Undergraduate lecture course, autumn term 201718

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)

Zukunftsperspektiven der EU nach dem Brexit (Scenarios for the future of the EU after Brexit)

  • Graduate seminar held during a summer university, August 2018

Vienna School of International Studies, Austria

Security, Defence and the European Union

  • Graduate reading seminar, autumn term 2016

Graduate thesis supervision

  • 20162017

Occasional trainings on EU policy-making

  • for Austrian & international civil servants, 2016 –

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom

What kind of Europe? Crisis, Reform and the International Role of the European Union

  • Combined Undergraduate/Graduate summer school course, seminar leader, summer 2015, 2016

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the European Union

  • Undergraduate course, seminar leader, academic sessions 201415, 201516

International Political Economy

  • Undergraduate course, seminar leader, autumn term 2016

Europe’s Institutional Order

  • Undergraduate course, seminar leader, academic sessions 201314, 201415

Politics and Institutions in Europe

  • Undergraduate course, seminar leader, academic session 201314