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Martin Binder

Martin Binder
  • Programme Director for the MA in International Relations
  • Module Convenor of International Organisations in Global Politics (PO3IOG) and International Relations Theory (PIM63)

Areas of interest

  • International organisations
  • International security
  • International order

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising dissertations in the areas of:

  • international organisations
  • international security
  • international order.

Research centres and groups

UN and Global Order Programme (UNGOP)


I joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in October 2015. I received a PhD in political science from the Free University Berlin (2009), a master's degree from the University of Tübingen (2004), and a Diplôme from Sciences Po Paris (2002).

Prior to arriving at the University of Reading, I was a senior research fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, a senior visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), and a visiting professor at the University of Potsdam.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Political Science (Free University Berlin, 2009)
  • MA in Political Science and History (University of Tübingen, 2004)
  • Diplôme de Sciences Po (Sciences Po Paris, 2002)

Awards and honours

  • 'Contested World Orders', Leibniz Association Grant, co-principal investigator
  • 'Authority Beyond States', German Academic Exchange Service/Research Council of Norway, co-principal investigator
  • Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich
  • 2020 Research Fellowship, University of Reading
  • WZB-Harvard Merit Fellowship
  • Dissertation Prize of the German Leibniz Association

Selected publications