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.
Rasmus Brun Pedersen - Assistant Professor
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.
Elias Götz - PhD Candidate
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.
Johanne Grøndahl Glavind - Assistant Professor
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.
Knud Erik Jørgensen - professor
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.