I am the Managing Director of the Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the University of Bonn as well as Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Chair in International Relations, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn.

My main research areas are

  • power and power shifts in international affairs, with a special focus on soft power;
  • U.S. foreign policy, the U.S. presidency, and transatlantic relations;
  • individual agency in history and global politics.