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Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-938  (ext: 2938)
Office: VS091

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre

Mentor: Philpp Genshel
Thematic Group: Europe in the World



Oliver Westerwinter, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science at the University St. Gallen. His research interests include international cooperation, informal institutions, transnational public-private governance, international conflict, and research methods. He has been the principal investigator of the project ‘The Politics of Informal Governance’, which was funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies and examined the determinants of informal forms of international and transnational cooperation.

Oliver received his PhD in 2014 at the European University Institute. In 2011, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His research has been published in the Journal of Peace Research, Review of International Organizations, and with Oxford University Press. During his time as a Max Weber Fellow, Oliver will be working on a book manuscript and several articles about the emergence and design of informal international institutions.

Oliver teaches classes in statistical methods, network analysis, game theory, computer programing in R, international cooperation, and international security.

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