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Thomas Diez, Prof

Univerity of Tübingen, Political Science

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Professor Diez has done interviews for national and international media such as Voice of Russia/Sputnik International and Südwestpresse (Ulm). Further interviews with Chemnitzer Freie Presse, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), Handelsblatt, Schwäbisches Tagblatt (Tübingen), Morgenbladet (Oslo), Norddeustcher Rundfunk (NDR Info Redezeit), Deutsche Welle, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (SWR 2), TRT (Turkey), Radio Ton

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  • German
  • English
  • Danish


Thomas Diez is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Tübingen and President of the European International Studies Association (EISA) 2015-7. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim in 1999. From 1997 to 2000, he was Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute and subsequently, from 2000 to 2009, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of International Relations and Head of Department at the University of Birmingham. He joined Tübingen in April 2009. Diez has also taught in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Munich and Victoria (BC). Among his publications are The Securitisation of Climate Change (Palgrave, 2016), A Different Kind of Power? The EU's Role in International Politics (editor, IDebate Press, 2014), Key Concepts in International Relations (co-author, Sage 2011), An Introduction to International Relations Theory: Perspectives and Themes (co-author, third edition Pearson 2010), European Integration Theory (co-editor, second edition Oxford UP 2009) and Cyprus: A Conflict at the Crossroads (co-editor, Manchester UP 2009). In September 2009, he received the Anna Lindh Award for his contribution to the field of European Foreign and Security Policy Studies.