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The United States, Europe, and World Order Program

DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to present the current cohort of DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows who will join the university for the 2020-2021 academic year to conduct research on the theme “The United States, Europe, and World Order.”

Current Cohort

Colleen Anderson, PhD, Harvard University, USA

Sebastian Biba, PhD, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Jason Blessing, PhD, Syracuse University, USA

Susan Colbourn, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

Katherine Elgin, PhD, Princeton University, USA

Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters, PhD, University of Kent, UK

“The United States, Europe, and World Order” Program is led by Daniel S. Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and Andreas Rödder,  the Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor in the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS. If you have any inquiries about the program, please email

Our Funders:

This professorship and the post-doctoral program are part of a multi-year program to enhance research on transatlantic relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS funded by the DAAD with generous support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Our Past Cohorts:

The inaugural class of Post-Doctoral Fellows (2018-2019 academic year):

John-Michael Arnold, PhD in Public Affairs (Security Studies), Princeton University, USA

Elias Götz, PhD in Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Liviu Horovitz, PhD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Stephan Kieninger, PhD in Modern History, University of Mannheim, Germany

Wencke Meteling, PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany

The second cohort of Post-Doctoral Fellows (2019-2020 academic year):

Cornelia-Adriana Baciu, PhD in Politics and International Relations at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland

Tizoc Chavez, PhD in History, Vanderbilt University, USA

Iulia-Sabina Joja, PhD in Strategic Studies, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

David Kleimann, PhD in European, International, and Comparative Laws at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy

Maria Snegovaya, PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, USA

Frank Stengel, PhD in Political Science, University of Bremen, Germany

Our call for applications is currently closed. You can view past fellowship application descriptions and instructions here