Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich
Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich
Stefan Fröhlich became Professor for International Relations and Political Economy at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2003, additionally he has been teaching at the Collège d’Europe in Bruges, the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw) and the Center for European Integration Studies (Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung) in Bonn for many years. His main areas of research include questions of global order, the foreign (economic) and security policies of Germany, Europe and the USA, transatlantic relations and International Political Economy.
Professor Fröhlich studied Political Science, Economics, and English and Spanish Studies in Bonn, Paris, Philadelphia and Washington. He graduated 1985 from the university of Bonn, obtaining his PhD there in 1989 and his habilitation (= postdoctoral degree) in the field of political science in 1996.
Following his work as director of the postgraduate “European Studies Program” at the Center for European Integration Studies in Bonn, he taught as visiting professor in cities such as in Antwerp, Budapest, London, Milan, Moscow, Boston, Tübingen, Vienna, Innsbruck and Zürich. Additionally, he has lectured and researched in Washington D.C. several times, 2002-2003 as visiting professor at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the John Hopkins-University, 2007-2008 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and 2016-2017 at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund.
Professor Fröhlich is author of various academic books and journal articles, such as ”New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations. Multidisciplinary Approaches“ (2021), ”The end of Self-Bondage. German Foreign Policy in a world without leadership“ (2021), “Das Ende der Selbstfesselung: Deutsche Außenpolitik in einer Welt ohne Führung“ (2019), ”East Asia’s Security Architecture and the Role of the United States“ (2017), ”Die Europäische Union als globaler Akteur. Eine Einführung“ (2014), and “Future Perspectives for Transatlantic Relations“ (2012). He has been a well-known expert and commentator for the domestic as well as international media for several years.
Additionally, he is a member of several commitees, such as the German Atlantic Society (Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft), the Center for European Integration Studies Bonn (Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung Bonn), the German Society for Internatinal Politics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik), the German Society for Political Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft), the working group European Integration (Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration), and the Institute for European Politics (Institut für europäische Politik).
- 1958 born in Bonn
- 1979-1985 Study of Political Science, Economics, English and Spansih Studies in Bonn, Paris, Philadelphia and Washington (1979/80: Fulbright scholarship)
- 1985 Master’s degree at the University of Bonn
- 1985-1989 Research assistant at the German Bundestag (Federal German Parliament)
- 1989 Doctorate at the University of Bonn
- 1989-1994 Research fellow at the Seminar of Political Science, University of Bonn (Chair: Professor Hans-Peter Schwarz)
- 1995/96 Research scholarship from the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington)
- 1996 Deputy professor at the University of Trier
- 1996 Habilitation in Political Science at the University of Bonn
- 1997 Work for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik and private lecturer at the University of Bonn
- 1998-2002 Program director for the postgraduate “European Studies Program” at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, as well as private lecturer at the University of Bonn
- 1999-present Visiting lecturer among others in Antwerp, Bruges, Budapest, Bonn (ZEI), Milan, Birmingham, London, Vienna, Tübingen, Washington and Moscow
- 2002-2003 Visiting professor at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins-University in Washington, D.C.
- 4/2003-present Professor of International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
- 2/2007 – 8/2007 Public Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C.
- 9/2016-5/2017 Senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, Washington, D.C. and participation at the the “Transatlantic Academy” in the winter semester 2016/2017 in Washington, D.C.
- currently visiting lecturer at the Collège d`Europe in Bruges, the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw), and the Center for European Integration Studies in Bonn (Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung)
- Chairman of the selection committee for German students in Bruges (European Movement, Berlin) (Vorsitzender der Auswahlkommission für deutsche Studierende in Brügge (Europäische Bewegung, Berlin))
- Senior Fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn (Senior Fellow am Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung der Universität Bonn)
- German Society for Political Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft)
- Ranke-Society (Ranke-Gesellschaft)
- German Society for Foreign Politics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik)
- Working group European Integration (Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration)
- German Atlantic Society (board of management) (Deutsche Atlantische Gesellschaft (Vorstand))
- Advisory Board, the Harris German/Dartmouth Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Dartmouth College
- Advisory Board, the Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Politics (KFIBS) (Beirat des Kölner Forums für Internationale Beziehungen und
- Member of the board of directors of the Institute for European Politics (Berlin) (Mitglied des Direktoriums des Instituts für europäische Politik (Berlin))