Porträt Gerald Schneider

Head of the workgroup International Politics


Gerald Schneider, born in 1962 in Zürich, Switzerland, is Professor of International Politics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, since 1997 and Executive Editor of European Union Politics. His main areas of research are European Union decision making, the causes and consequences of armed violence, international political economy, bargaining and conflict management, as well as administrative inequality.

Schneider defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Zürich in 1991, worked as a post-doc at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) for two years and was an assistant professor (1992 – 1995) at the Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales in Geneva. Before joining the faculty at Konstanz in 1997, he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Stuttgart (1996-1997), Program Director at the University of Berne (1994 – 1997) and visiting professor at Konstanz (1995-1996). Gerald Schneider has also been visiting scholar at Università Bocconi (Visiting Research Professor), Charles University Prague, German Marshall Fund (Washington D.C., Helmut Schmidt Fellow), Harvard University, University of Kobe, Sciences Po Paris (Grosser Chair), Università Siena, and Uppsala Universitet. He has published around 240 articles in various journals and volumes. Schneider is a former President of the European Political Science Association (2013-2015) and Vice President of the International Studies Association (2003-2004). He has acted as Program Chair for the 50th annual convention of ISA in New York City in 2009 and was co-editor of International Interactions (2014-2018).

Schneider has supervised around 30 doctoral dissertations and his former doctoral and postdoctoral students pursue academic careers around the world, including Austria, China, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.