Friedrich Kratochwil studied Classics, Philosophy and Political Science in Munich and received as a Fulbright scholar an MA in international Politics from Georgetown University (1969) and a PhD from Princeton (1976). He taught at Maryland, Princeton, Columbia, Denver and Pennsylvania, before returning (1995) to Germany and taking the chair in international Politics at the European University Institute in Florence.
He has published widely on International Relations, social theory, international organization and international law in US and European journals. His latest book (2011), just published by Routledge, is entitled The Puzzles of Politics.
Presently he is working on a manuscript entitled The Practice of (inter)national Politics.
Prof. Kratochwil was appointed to the Chair of International Relations, and joined the department on 1 April 2003.