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Schleifer, Philip

Associate Professor of Transnational Governance

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Max Weber alumnus

Robert Schuman Centre

Cohort(s): 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


Before becoming a Max Weber Fellow I joined the EUI as a Jean Monnet Fellow. I was a PhD researcher in the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics (2010-2014) and a visiting fellow in political science at Duke University (2012). At the LSE, I was also associated with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment as well as the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation.
My areas of expertise are in international political economy and global environmental politics. In particular, I am interested in private sustainability governance (corporate social responsibility, civil society-private sector partnerships). In my doctoral thesis, I analyzed and compared the diffusion and design of voluntary standard systems in the soy, sugarcane, and biofuel industries. My work has been published in high impact journals, including Regulation & Governance  and the  International Studies Review.  I am also a co-author of the GLOBE International Climate Legislation Study, the most comprehensive audit of climate change legislation across 66 countries.
At the LSE, I have taught courses in international political economy and environmental politics. For the last for years, I have worked as a class teacher at the LSE's annual summer school and taught in the BSc International Relations. I also served as a graduate teaching assistant at the London module (business in the global economy) of TRIUM Global Executive MBA, a programme jointly offered by the LSE, the NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University Bremen and a master’s degree in international relations from Free University Berlin. My non-academic work experiences include the International Labour Organization (Carlo Schmid Fellow), the German Foreign Ministry and the Foundation pour la Recherche Stratégique (a Paris-based think tank).
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