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Professor Christoph Meyer

Professor Christoph Meyer

Christoph MeyerProfessor of European & International Politics

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2053

Department of European & International Studies
King's College London
Room 4.14 Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE



Christoph Meyer studied political science and sociology in Hamburg before completing an MPhil (1997) and a PhD in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2001. He was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies. Before joining King's College in January 2007, he was a Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, and a research associate at the University of Cologne. He also worked intermittently in journalism, writing articles for the NZZ, FAZ and Frankfurter Rundschau.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • EU politics and integration theory
  • European public sphere and political communication
  • EU security and defence policy

Professor Meyer’s research interests are wide-ranging within the field of European Union studies and international relations. In terms of policy fields, he has been working on security and defence policy, including conflict prevention, public communication and media coverage as well as economic governance. He has contributed to debates about the European public sphere and political integration, European strategic culture and questions of forecasting and prevention of risks.

Professor Meyer has published in leading academic journals in International Relations (ISQ, EJIR) and European Union Studies (JCMS, JEPP) and edited two books and special issues/sections of journals as well as two single-authored monographs.

Professor Meyer is mainly interested in supervising students in areas relating to EU foreign policy, political communication, and finally, forecasting, warning and prevention in international affairs.

Professor Meyer will be accepting applications from PhD students from 2017.

For more details, please see Christoph's full research profile.


Undergraduate modules
6AAOB308 EU in the International System
5AAOB201 Integration of the EU

Postgraduate module
7AAOM004 Foreign Policies of the EU

Expertise and public engagement

Christoph Meyer is recipient of the prestigious starting investigator grant of the European Research Council, which enabled him to set-up a research team to work on Early Warning and Conflict Prevention for three years (September 2008-August 2011). He has experience in consulting on public policy and authored open-ed pieces for the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune. Christoph Meyer has been interviewed on the origins and dynamics of European integration by Al Jazeera.

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