Bridge of Mostar

Chair of International Relations

Bridge of Mostar
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The Chair of International Relations and the Chair of International Organizations are organizing a Master's Programme: International Organizations and Crisis Management. You can find more information at: The Master's programme starts in the winter semester 2020.

Welcome to the Chair of International Relations at Friedrich Schiller University Jena!

This webpage serves to give students, scholars and all interested background information about our activities. The old bridge of Mostar, which was destroyed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, symbolizes the ambition of our team to build bridges across the borders of our country, across the disciplines relevant for our studies, across cultures as well as across the often invisible boundaries of our own discipline.  The bridge of Mostar also signals our primary focus, which is peace, conflict and security in world politics.

Scroll through our webpage and familiarize yourself with the faces and personal background of our team. Look at our research topics and the book series “Innovative Conflict Research” which you might want to join as a future author. People considering to start a PhD with us might find it useful to learn about our PhD projects, the biannual workshops and our application guidelines.

Students will find information, which goes beyond our Institute’s webpage: how to write a B.A. or a M.A. thesis with us, which courses we offer, the study trips and the public lectures we organize. And you can find out how to get a recommendation letter from us.

The project which captures our minds above all these days is the new international, English-speaking Master “International Organizations and Crisis Management”, which we are eagerly devising. Are you interested to enroll in our Master? Are you one of our valued partners who support us to deliver this high-quality programme? Then take a look … and come back, since our webpage is as dynamic as our activities are.

O yes, and feel free to contact us :-). 


14 Jun 2021
Call for Participants at the Corridors Summer School!
Call for Participants for the Corridors' Summer School at Neudietendorf from the 22nd to the 27th of August 2021
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31 May 2021
Vortrag: Deutschland und Russland
Perspektiven auf die außenpolitischen Beziehungen
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22 May 2021
ZOiS Forum | Visions of a new European peace order?
On May 11th 2020, Professor Biermann will join ZOiS in co-operation with FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in ...
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10 May 2021
What is at stake now? Global Student Dialogue
Our students took part in an exciting online seminar with students from the USA and Russia to discuss Gorbatschow's new book.
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29 Jan 2021
CfP | Developmental Statisms in the Global South | DVPW Digital Convention, 14-16 September 2021
Sebastian Hoppe​ chairs the panel at the national convention of ​German Political Science Association (DVPW)
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16 Jan 2021
IOCM Lecture: The United Nation's Sanction Regime and the War in Yemen
Wolf-Christian Paes, United Nations Panel of Experts on Yemen
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19 Nov 2020
New coronavirus working routine manual for the winter semester 2020/2021​
The Chair of International Relations has developed a helpful routine-manual for students
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16 Nov 2020
Report on 2020 ​Corridors Summer School - Strengthening Peace Education Capacities in the Caucasus
05 – 10 October 2020 in Blossin (Germany)
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Corridors Summer School
27 Oct 2020
Dissertation prize for Dr. Christian Opitz
The 2020 dissertation prize of the Faculty for Social and Behavioural Sciences goes to Dr. Christian Opitz
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