I am a Fellow in EU and International Organisations in the International Relations department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Trained as a political scientist with a minor in communication science, I have been researching and teaching about European Foreign Policy, Europe´s role in the world, and European Union politics during the past years. I immensely cherish the fact that I can read, communicate and research about my passion: foreign policy making and international politics.
Before joining LSE, I have been Assistant professor in European Studies d at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University. I hold a Doctorate from the University of Vienna (Political Science) and obtained a postgraduate certificate in European integration at the Institute of Advanced Studies (2004-2007) in Vienna. During 2012/13 I was the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Center of Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
Academically, I am interested in European Union Foreign Policy Making, European Diplomacy, and the European external governance system of the European Neighbourhood Policy. My current research investigates European diplomatic coordination, the role of EU delegations, and the way third parties relate to the European Union diplomatically. More generally, my aim is to contribute to the refinement of diplomatic studies in providing new conceptual insights and methodological tools.
Next to my foreign policy interests, I have developed my expertise in Problem-Based Learning through my work at Maastricht University, which I actively share within various networks: Also I am member of the executive committee and since September 2017 convenor of the ECPR Standing Group “Teaching and Learning Politics“. Also, I am a co-opted committee member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), where support the Teaching Working Group, and I am co-convenor of the “Teaching the EU” Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).
In 2014-2017, I have been involved in the EU-funded teaching and research network ANTERO: Addressing the Needs on Teaching, Education and Research in EU Foreign Policy. We are also very pleased the our follow-up “NORTIA: Network on Research and Teaching in EU foreign affairs” has been selected for funding – See www.eufp.eu/nortia or follow us on twitter via nortia_eu.
I also greatly enjoy learning about modern communication and how to present research in an innovative manner, as well as traveling, rowing and engaging with politically interested people.
For more info please see my more detailed CV here: HeidiMaurer_CV_Nov2017
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