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Hartmut Mayer

Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Director, European Studies Centre, University of Oxford, St. Antony's College

Director (Acting), EUROPAEUM, c/o St. Antony's College, Oxford

Official Fellow 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 ZET, Sueddeutsch Zeitung and the German Press Agency. Member of the Academic Council of the EUROPAEUM; Oxford University Board of Alumni Relations; Steering Committee European Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford. M.Phil. 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 Universit├Ąt Berlin.
The European Union and Japan. A New Chapter in Civilian Power Co-opetion? co-edited with P. Bacon and H. Nakamura, Ashgate (2015); "Historical narratives as normative drivers of integration and disintegration in Europe and Asia," in L. Brennon and P. Murray, Drivers of Integration in Europe and Asia. Comparative perspectives, Routledge (2015); "Between 'NATO for Trade' and 'Pride in Angst': The German TTIP Debate and its Spill-over into Wider Transatlantic Concerns," in J. Frederic Morin, T. Novotna, F. Ponjeart and M. Telo (eds.) The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations. TTIP in a Globalized World, Ashgate (2015); "An Expectation-Outcome-Gap Written Large: The Felipe Gonzales Reflection Group," with L. Hoffmann, in F. Foret/Y.S. Rittelmeyer (eds.) The Commanding Heights of the EU, Routledge (2014); "Thinking in Time: War Memories, post-War Responsibilities and Regional Co-operation in Europe and Asia," in J. Prantl (ed.), Effective Multilateralism: Through the Looking Glass of East Asia, Palgrave (2013); "The Challenge of Coherence and Consistency in EU Foreign Policy," in M. Telo/F. Ponjaert (eds.), The EU's Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action? GREE-GEM Book Series on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism, Ashgate (2013); "Europe's Post-Colonial Role and Identity," in A. Adebajo/K. Whiteman (eds.), The EU and Africa: From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa, Columbia University Press (2012); A Responsible Europe? Ethical Foundations of EU External Affairs, with H. Vogt (eds.) Palgrave (2006); German-British Relations and "the Spirit of Cadenabbia," with T. Bernd Stehling (eds.) KAS (2005). Professor Mayer has also 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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