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Christian Kaunert, Prof

University of South Wales, Policing and Security

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Online Academic Profile

Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Professor Kaunert is a regular media commentator, working with print and broadcast media at home and overseas. He has been interviewed widely on Europe, terrorism, policing and security issues. Recent coverage has included BBC radio and television, ORF, ARD, ZDF, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, Times Higher and many national newspapers.

Language Skills

  • English (native)
  • German (native)
  • French (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • Italian (fluent)
  • Dutch (intermediate)


Prof. Christian Kaunert is Chair of Policing and Security, as well as Director of the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. He is also the Leader of the Cognate Research Group on Policing and Security at the University of South Wales. Previously, he served as an Academic Director and Professor at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Professor of International Politics, Head of Discipline in Politics, and the Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice, a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence, at the University of Dundee. He was previously Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at the European University Institute Florence, and Senior Lecturer in EU Politics & International Relations, University of Salford. He has been awarded with a prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy and EU Counter-Terrorism and received a prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. Prof. Kaunert holds a PhD in International Politics & an MSc in European Politics from the University of Wales Aberystwyth, a BA (Hons) European Business from Dublin City University, ESB Reutlingen and a BA (Hons) Open University.