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Moritz Weiss, Ph.D.

Moritz Weiss, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Room: 075
Phone: 089-2180-9001

Office hours:
Provisional holiday consultation (registration via e-mail required,due to possible changes):

Monday, 30. July 2018, 10-12 am
Tuesday, 14. August 2018, 1-3 pm
Moday, 10. September 2018, 1-3 pm
Tuesday, 18. September 2018, 1-3 pm

As the dates may be subjects to change registrations must be confirmed via e-mail.

Further Information

Curriculum Vitae

Moritz Weiss has been postdoctoral research fellow and senior lecturer of International Relations at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science since April 2012. His research focuses on security studies, International Relations theory, and the political economy of arms production. He is directing a research project on “Diversity or convergence? Explaining the development of defense-industrial policies", which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Moritz’ monograph 'Transaction Costs and Security Institutions: Unravelling the ESDP' was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. His academic articles have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of European Public Policy, Security Studies, International Studies Review, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Journal of International Relations and Development and Cooperation & Conflict.

Moritz Weiss studied Political Science, History, and Communications at the LMU Munich from 1997-2003 (supervisors: Friedrich Kratochwil and James Davis). In 2008 he received his PhD in Political Science from Jacobs University Bremen for a dissertation on the European Security and Defence Policy (supervisors: Markus Jachtenfuchs, Philipp Genschel and Bernhard Zangl). Afterwards, he briefly worked as a corporate consultant in Berlin. In winter 2008, Moritz joined the Centre for Security Economics and Technology of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he predominantly worked as a political consultant for Switzerland’s Department of Defence Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs. In addition, he taught in the university’s postgraduate program International Affairs and conducted comparative research projects of national defence industries.

For more information on Moritz Weiss, please visit his Curriculum Vitae.

Teaching Summer Semester 2018

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