International Relations

The International Relations (IR) community at the Department of Political Science is a vibrant and active research community. It is comprised of a number of research centres and groups. These contribute to different academic debates in the field of IR. They combine an interest in advancing theory and methodological innovation with in-depth empirical work on issues such as international and regional governance, security and conflict, small states, diplomacy, international institutions, or climate change.

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The members of the IR groups and centres are internationally leading researchers on international security, global risk and military studies, as well as on international political economy, international organisations and foreign policy analysis. The group’s members have a global reputation for innovative and pathbreaking research.

The IR research groups and centres contribute to the academic environment at the department through lectures and seminars with leading experts, conveying the latest knowledge and research along with methodological takes on IR. Together with teaching and supervision at both bachelor’s and master’s level, the IR community is an active contributor to the ongoing research-led dialogue between students and researchers at the department.







International Relations is one of five research groups at the Department of Political Science. International Relations is a theoretically and methodologically open group recognizing the productivity of diversity. The broad range of individual and collective research projects in the group work with different premises and methodological tool kits. They often cross or question the borders to other political science subfields, or disciplines such as sociology, geography, cultural studies or science and technology studies. Members advance concepts such as securitization, discourse, culture, practice, strategy, or risk. The research investigates political processes at different scales, the local, national, regional and global level with a focus on both public and private organizations. Research is as much interested in Denmark and the Nordic countries, as it is in Europe, other world political regions, including Asia and Africa, and processes and structures at the global level.

Five specialised research centres - each focusing on a specific sub-field, region or thematic - are related to the International Relations research group. Further information on the activities of the centers is available at the respective websites:

The International Relations research group meets in different formats. In addition to the activities at center level, the group hosts seminars with international speakers, organises frequent seminars to discuss draft publications, grant applications and preliminary findings, including ‘revise & resubmit’ seminars and the bi-annual research day. Members also meet in thematic discussion groups on themes such as interpretative methodology.

Internal and External PhD fellows are active members of the IR research group and receive additional mentoring, feedback and support through the group activities.

The group frequently hosts international visiting fellows at all career levels through the departmental visiting program and externally funded schemes, such as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions or Erasmus+.


















































Name Title Phone E-mail
Adler-Nissen, Rebecca Professor +4530224075 E-mail
Agyekum, Humphrey Asamoah Postdoc +4535330856 E-mail
Beaulieu-Brossard, Philippe Assistant Professor   E-mail
Bertram, Caroline PhD Fellow +4535325622 E-mail
Breitenbauch, Henrik Ø. Head of Centre, Senior Researcher +4535324086 E-mail
Bueger, Christian Professor +4535325066 E-mail
Byrjalsen, Niels PhD Fellow +4535336847 E-mail
Corry, Olaf Associate Professor +4535332112 E-mail
Eggeling, Kristin Anabel Postdoc +4535335798 E-mail
Golovchenko, Yevgeniy Postdoc +4535333418 E-mail
Græger, Nina Head of Department, Professor +4535337662 E-mail
Hagemann, Anine Postdoc +4535335054 E-mail
Hansen, Lene Professor +4535323432 E-mail
Jacobsen, Katja Lindskov Senior Researcher +4535333869 E-mail
Kaalund, Mathilde PhD Fellow +4535328295 E-mail
Kristensen, Kristian Søby Senior Researcher, Deputy Head of Centre +4535324084 E-mail
Kristensen, Peter Marcus Associate Professor +4535322922 E-mail
Larsen, Henrik Professor with special responsibilities +4535323417 E-mail
Mallin, Felix Postdoc   E-mail
McCargo, Duncan Head of Centre, Professor +4535324628 E-mail
Mortensen, Jens Ladefoged Associate Professor +4535323448 E-mail
Rosamond, Ben Professor, Head of Studies +4535323395 E-mail
Versloot, Larissa Muriel PhD Fellow +4535331858 E-mail
Wivel, Anders Professor +4535323358 E-mail
Wæver, Ole Head of Centre, Professor +4535323431 E-mail

Honorary Professors

Name Employment
Emanuel Adler University of Toronto, Canada
Barry Buzan London School of Economics, UK