University of Aarhus - Department of Political Science and Government

The Aarhus University Department of Political Science was established in 1959 and is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in Denmark. The section on International Relations consists of 17 researchers. The team is very internationally oriented, participates in several international debates and networks and publishes in leading international journals. Research is conducted on a wide range of IR-topics, including international institutions such as the EU and UN and subjects like Middle East relations, globalisation and international policy doctrines such as national security strategies and international doctrines on humanitarian intervention.

Contact information

University of Aarhus - Department of Political Science and Government

Bartholins Allé 7
DK-8000 Aarhus
Denmark


Tel: +45 (0) 8715 0000
Fax: +45 (0) 8613 9839
Website: http://ps.au.dk/en/
Mail: statskundskab@au.dk

The team

Rasmus Brun Pedersen - Assistant Professor


brun@ps.au.dk
Tel: +45 (0) 8716 5613

Resume

Rasmus Brun Pedersen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University. His primary research interests are EU-integration, small states’ foreign policy and the development of qualitative research methods in political science.

Speciality

  • Member states in the EU
  • Danish EU and foreign policy
  • Process tracing methods

Elias Götz - PhD Candidate


elias@ps.au.dk
Tel: +45 (0) 8716 65614

Resume

Elias Götz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University. His main areas of interest are IR Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Security Studies. Among other things, he has researched and written about the Iranian nuclear program, the Russo-Georgian relationship and money laundering and transnational crime in the post-Soviet space. His PhD project is a neoclassic realist analysis of Russia’s near abroad policy since the end of the Cold War.

Speciality

  • Russian foreign policy
  • Iran’s nuclear program
  • Transnational organized crime
  • International relations theory

Johanne Grøndahl Glavind - Assistant Professor


johanne@ps.au.dk
Tel: +45 (0) 8716 5628

Resume

Johanne Grøndahl Glavind is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University. In the winter term 2010 she was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, Illinois. Previous work includes studies on international norms and the use of force, preventive force, the 2001 war against Afghanistan and the 2003 war against Iraq. Recently, she joined the EUPERFORM project and her main research area here is EU policy on non-proliferation.

Speciality

  • International organisations: EU and UN
  • International law on the use of force
  • Self-defence doctrines
  • IR theory: English School and social constructivism
  • Non-proliferation institutions
  • EU politics on non-proliferation

Knud Erik Jørgensen - professor


KEJ@ps.au.dk
Tel: +45 (0) 8716 5639

Resume

Knud Erik Jørgensen is Professor of International Relations and European Studies at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University. He has twice been visiting fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research (European University, Florence). He is member of the advisory board of the Routledge book series Europe in the World and chairs the board of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations. He is directing the international research project EUPERFORM, which investigates EU performance in international institutions. He is a leading expert in the field of EU foreign policy and has published extensively on this subject.

Speciality

  • International organisations
  • European foreign policy
  • Theories of European integration
  • EU non-proliferation policies
  • International relations theory