Politics and International Relations


Nele joined the School of Politics and International Relations in 2015 after being awarded the 50th Anniversary GTA Scholarship. She obtained her BA in European Studies at the University of Bremen, having also spent an exchange semester at the University of Helsinki, and her MA in International Relations and European Politics at the University of Bath. Moreover, Nele worked as assistant lecturer at the University of Bremen where she taught courses on world politics and international organisations. Prior to her PhD, Nele gained work experience while interning at the European Parliament in Brussels and as a project coordinator for Weltfriedensdienst e.V., a German non-governmental organisation in the field of development and peace education. Currently, Nele is also editor of the Global Europe Centre blog.

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Rutherford W3.W4

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Research Interests

Thesis working title: EU-NATO Cooperation in Military Conflict Management and the Role of Multiple Member States

Nele’s research interests include the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, NATO, crisis management and relations between international security organisations. Her research project deals with the relationship between the EU and NATO while focusing on the specific role that member states play in their interaction. She contributes to the study of interorganisational relations by developing a typology of member states, which she tests while examining the roles of Denmark, France and the UK. Her research is supervised by Prof Richard G Whitman and Prof Trine Flockhart.

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