Sven Morgen

Master of Arts
Sven Morgen
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+49 3641 9-45413
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Room 437
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena

The office hours change during the COVID-19-Period. Skype dates are assigned on request via e-mail. 

Research Interests

  • Foreign and security policy decision-making processes in Germany
  • Alliances (especially NATO)
  • Military engagement of the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) in NATO (out-of-area missions and deterrence)
  • Parliaments and members of parliament in the foreign and security policy
  • Peace and conflict research, counterinsurgency, non-linaer warfare (hybride warfare)
  • Strategy (in Foreign Affairs) and Grand Strategy
  • Climate Foreign Policy

Curriculum Vitae

  • 10/2010 – 12/2012 MA in Political Science, Focus on Foreign Policy and International Relations at FSU Jena. MA Thesis on Foreign Policy Analysis and Socialization Research Executive and Legislative Socialization and Leadership of Foreign Policy Actors
  • 10/2007 09/2010 BA in State Sciences, Social Sciences and Law, Focus on Politics and law at Erfurt University. BA Thesis on Germany Still a civil power? Analysis of German foreign policy in the context of the mission in Afghanistan
  • 10/2010 12/2012 student assistant at the Chair for Public Law and Contemporary History of Law, Prof. Baldus, Erfurt University
  • 04/2012 08/2012 tutor and student assistant at Chair for International Relations, Prof. Biermann, FSU Jena
  • 05/2012 08/2010 student assistant at Chair for Comparative Politics, Prof. Frericks, Erfurt University
  • 09/2009 02/2010 student assistant at Willy Brandt School for Public Policy, Prof. Herz, Erfurt University


  • Morgen, Sven (2019) Deutschland in der NATO. (Link
  • Morgen, Sven (2019) Who is who in der Großen Koalition? Zur Rollenverteilung von CDU, CSU und SPD in der Großen Koalition im Bereich der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Springer 2019. (Link
  • Morgen, Sven (2018) Versteckter Tabubruch oder strategische Neuausrichtung? ADLAS Magazin für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik. (Link)
  • Morgen, Sven/Biermann, Rafael: Sicherheit, Sicherheitspolitik. Evangelisches Soziallexikon, Kohlhammer, 2016.
  • Morgen, Sven (2014), Parlamentsvorbehalt und deutsche Bündnissolidarität in der NATO, ZPol (2014) Sonderband Solidarität. [Parliament Veto and Alliance-Solidarity within NATO] (Link)
  • Morgen, Sven/Biermann, Rafael: Wie sich die Rolle der Parlamente in der Sicherheitspolitik verändert. Berliner Republik 1:14, 2014.

Teaching Experiences

  • PS Analysis of the foreign climate policy of Germany and the EU   (SS 2020)
  • PS Climate Crisis and Foreign Policy – seminar and field trip to Berlin (WS 2019/20)
  • PS Strategy and Foreign Policy - Theory and Practice (SS 2019)
  • PS Policy Advice and Think Tanks in German Foreign Policy – seminar and field trip (WS 2018/19)
  • PS Germany and NATO in the 21st century (SS 2018)
  • PS German foreign and security policy - without strategy? (WS 2017/18)
  • PS NATO Origins, Development and Future Challenges (SS 2017)
  • PS Decision-making in German Foreign Policy (WS 2016/17)
  • PS Germany and power? (SS 2016)
  • PS Decision-making processes in German foreign policy seminar and field trip (WS 2015/16)
  • PS NATO (SS 2015)
  • PS The widened concept of security in IR (WS 2014/15)
  • PS Germany as Civil Power (SS 2014)
  • Foreign Policy Analysis of Decision-Making in Germany (WS 2013/14)

Ph.D. project

In my Ph.D. project I will approach the notion of solidarity from a political science point of view. From interdisciplinary perspectives (including sociological and constructivist approaches), the concept of solidarity is elaborated and defined in terms of its emotional, normative, and rational dimension, and is anchored in foreign policy research and International Relations. The question is whether and to what extent solidarity influences and shapes the foreign policy decision-making process with regard to NATO-alliance. The question is to be addressed with a focus on the German foreign and security policy within NATO.

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