Jan Busse

 Jan Busse
  • Political Science,
  • International Relations,
  • Middle East Studies

Areas of Expertise:
International relations; Conflict studies; Global order, Political and societal dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa; Israel-Palestine conflict

since 2017


Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
Institute of Political Science
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg

+49 89 6004 3003
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About me

I am currently a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Global Politics and Conflict Studies at the Bundeswehr University Munich’s Institute of Political Science. My research focuses on historic and international political sociologies of international relations and, in particular, on Foucauldian post-structuralism and (de-)constructionist theories of global order(ing). Regionally, my research concentrates on societal and political dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa. In my scholarly approach, I attempt to transcend disciplinary boundaries, working very much at the intersection of several (sub-)disciplines of political science, international relations, sociology, and history. Hence, transdisciplinarity is a foundational basis of my identity as a researcher.

Due to the interdisciplinary orientation of my work, AGYA offers the perfect environment in which to cooperatively advance cutting-edge research bridging disciplines and cultures. AGYA is a unique research network and platform, and I am grateful for the invaluable opportunities for intellectual exchange it offers.

Academic Career 
2017 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
2016 Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
2014 - today Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in International Politics and Conflict Studies, Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
2014 - today Co-Coordinator of the Israeli European Policy Network
2010 - 2014 Researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Middle East and Africa Division, Berlin, Germany
2009 Traineeship in the Cabinet of the President of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
2007 - 2008 M.Sc. in Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK