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Julian Paenke, Dr

University of Birmingham, Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS)

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United Kingdom

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Politics & International Relations


Before joining Birmingham in September 2014, Julian was a researcher with the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin. He completed his M.A. (Magister) in History and Poltical Science at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1999. Afterwards he worked three years with the European University Viadrina on the German-Polish border to examine the impact of historical memories on the foreign policy transformation of Poland and Slovakia after 1989. In 2003, he moved for two years to Tyumen in Russia to teach International Relations at the Tyumen State University (TGU). After Julian's return to Berlin, he joined the Centre for Central and Eastern Europe of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) focussing on the EU's Neighbourhood Policy. In 2007, he earned his PhD and three years later moved on to work as assistant professor with the universities St. Joseph (USJ) and LAU (Lebanese American University) in Beirut (2010-2013). Since 2013 he is associated with the German Orient-Institue (DOI) and the IEP in Berlin.