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Hartmut Mayer

Hartmut Mayer

Adjunct Professor


Hartmut Mayer is Adjunct Professor at SAIS Europe; Director, European Studies Centre, University of Oxford, St. Antony's College; Executive Chair, EUROPAEUM, c/o St. Antony's College, Oxford; and Official Fellow and Tutor in Politics (International Relations), St. Peter's College, University of Oxford. Professor Mayer has held visiting professorships at the University of Hamburg and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (2011-2014), Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo (2010); Wiener Ansprach Visiting Professor at Universite Libre de Bruxelles (2014) and OXPO Visiting Professor at Science Po, Paris (2014). He has also held research positions at the European University Institute, Florence; UPI, Helsinki; SWP, Berlin; JSPS Fellow at Waseda University, Tokyo (2006-07) and at SAIS Johns Hopkins, Bologna. Since 1997 also Region Head Europe at Oxford Analytica, a political and economic consultancy firm. Prior to academic career more than 10 years as a journalist, among others with DIE ZETSueddeutsch Zeitung and the German Press Agency. Professor Mayer was Acting Director of the EUROPAEUM (2017-2020) and a member of the Oxford University Board of Alumni Relations. He received his M.Phil. in International Relations, Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius College); DPhil. University of Oxford (St. Antony's College); MALD, Fetcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; BA, Freie Universität Berlin.

Professor Mayer has written articles in various journals such as South African Journal of International Affairs, Journal of European Integration, and International Affairs.



  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Japan


  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • European Union Foreign Policy
  • International Relations


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  • Italian