University of Kiel - Institute for Security Policy

ISPK (Germany)

The ISPK was founded in 1982. It is an independent research institute affiliated with the University of Kiel ; it is dealing with strategic issues, such as non-proliferation of weapons of mass-destruction, terrorism, disarmament and the future role of armed forces in Germany and Europe. The ISPK produces books (such as the annual yearbook on terrorism, in German, the documentation on Security and Disarmament and articles) and is involved in political consulting for federal ministries and agencies.

Contact information

Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Kiel - ISPK

Westring 400
D-24118 Kiel


Tel: +49-431-8802171
Fax: +49-431-8802483
Website: http://www.ispk.org

The team

Sebastian Bruns - Research Fellow


sbruns@politik.uni-kiel.de
Tel: +49 4318803397

Resume

Sebastian Bruns studied at the University of Bonn and Copenhagen University and graduated in 2007 ; he worked as a research fellow at Haus Rissen, International Institute for Politics and Economy, Hamburg, and and spent more than one year as a Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives, US Congress ; he is currently finalizing his dissertation at the University of Kiel

Speciality

  • Naval strategy
  • US maritime interests
  • Piracy

Stefan Hansen - Managing Director


shansen@politik.uni-kiel.de
Tel: +49-431-8802697 - Fax: +49-431-8802483

Resume

Stefan Hansen has studied Political Science at the University of Kiel (M.A.) and works as a research fellow at the ISPK since 2009; he became managing director in 2011.

Speciality

  • Terrorism research
  • Comprehensive approach
  • Role of armed forces

Joachim Krause - Director


jkrause@politik.uni-kiel.de
Tel: +49-431-8802171 - Fax: +49-431-8802483

Resume

Joachim Krause is full professor of Political Science at the University of Kiel since 2001; before that he was deputy director of the research institute of the German Council for Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin (since 1994); from 1978-1994 he was senior researcher at the SWP Research Institute for International and Strategic Affairs in Ebenhausen, Germany; he graduated from Hamburg University, got his dissertation degree from the Free University of Berlin and received his habilitation at the University of Bonn (title of the thesis: Non-Proliferation and the structural change in international relations), he was involved in the CD-Negotiations on a Chemical Weapons Ban as a member of the German delegation in the 1980s. He was Steven Muller Professor at the SAIS-Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University in 2002/2003, he has published dozens of books and almost 200 articles; his latest are: Iran’s Nuclear programme – Strategic Implication (Routledge 2011), International State Building and Reconstruction Efforts (together wirh C. Mallory, Budrich Publ. 2010), he was member of the IISS Council from 1999-2005.

Speciality

  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Disarmament and arms control
  • Terrorism research
  • Nuclear deterrence
  • Effectiveness of Multilateralism
  • Theories of international order

Jonas Schneider - Researcher


jschneider@politik.uni-kiel.de
Tel: +49-431-8802697 - Fax: +49-8802483

Resume

Jonas Schneider studied Political Science at the University of Jena and Berkley University, he graduated in 2009, he is with ISPK since October 2011.

Speciality

  • Nuclear proliferation
  • US defence policy
  • Nuclear reversals

Robin Schroeder - Researcher


rschroeder@politik.uni-kiel.de
Tel: +49-431-8802180 - Fax: +49-431-8802483

Resume

Robin Schroeder has studied Political Science at the University of Kiel and at the University of Indiana, Bloomington; he graduated in 2009 (M.A.) and is since a research fellow at the ISPK

Speciality

  • Counterinsurgency
  • Terrorism research
  • Conflict analysis in Iraq, Afghanistan
  • US Foreign and Defence Policy