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Jakob Wiedekind, M.A.

Research Unit: International Relations

Office: 3109, Room V118

Mailing Adress: Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Schneiderberg 50, 30167 Hannover, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 511 762 14722

Mail: j.wiedekindipw.uni-hannover.de

Office Hours: by arrangement

Academic CV: 

June 2018- present: 

PhD candidate at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Department of Political Science; Working title of the PhD-thesis: "Congress & President in the Decision-Making-Process of American Foreign Policy: Analysis of a contested balance"


October 2017 - present:

Research fellow at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Department of Political Science with Prof. Dr. Christiane Lemke


October 2015 - September 2017: 

Master of Arts with distinction in Political Science at Leibniz Universität Hannover; Area of study: International Relations; Title of the thesis: "The US Elections 2016 and the Concept of Power in International Relations"


February 2016 - June 2017: 

Student assistant for the international research project „Militarization 2.0. Militarization’s social media footprint through a gendered lens


October 2015 - June 2017:

Student assistant and Tutor at the department of political science


October 2012 - September 2015:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Leibniz Universität Hannover; Area of study: International Relations and Political Systems//Comparative Government, Title of the thesis: "Uganda - an analysis of european development cooperation with a focus on the econmic sector"

Research Interests: 

  • Concepts of Power in International Relations
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • The Political System of the U.S.
  • Foreign Policy Analysis

 Research trips: 

  • Sep.-Oct. 2019: UNC at Chapel Hill (North Carolina; USA)
  • September 2018: UNC at Chapel Hill (North Carolina; USA)  including meetings at Emory College, Atlanta as well as at Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Information for the supervision of B.A. and M.A. theses 

Please be advised to hand in an exposé at least eight weeks prior to the desired date of registration. The exposé should include the central research question, the theoretical framework, a preliminary list of references as well as the chosen method.