Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin

The Otto Suhr Institute of Freie University Berlin ranks among the leading Political Science departments in Germany. With a multitude of study courses and programmes, four broad clusters of work and operations, over 20 research centers, multiple research projects and a variety of lectures and seminars, the OSI provides a vibrant environment for research, studies and teaching.

Freie Universtität has repeatedly been awarded and is still enjoying the status of an Excellence University. At our Center – the Center for Trannational Relations, Foreign and Security -- more recently OSCE matters are mostly studied in the context of overall European security and governance issues, and thus currently no research projects are specifically addressing solely OSCE issues.

Contact:
Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science
Freie Universität Berlin
FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin
Germany
https://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/polwiss/index.html

Representative

Dr Ingo Peters
Assistant Professor, Executive Director of the Center of Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy

Contact:
ingo.peters@fu-berlin.de

Ingo Peters studied political science at Freie Universität Berlin (Dr. Phil., 1987) and at the University of Lancaster (UK; MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies, 1983). He joined Freie Universität Berlin in 1985, teaches and does research on: German foreign policy, European security governance including EU foreign policy, the OSCE, transatlantic relations, as well as International Relations theory.

He is currently associated professor at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science of Freie Universität Berlin, and Executive Director of the Center of Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy.

Selected publications on OSCE:

· Peters, Ingo & Tanja Börzel (2019). "It’s Politics, Stupid". An International Relations Perspective on Strengthening the Legal Framework of the OSCE, in: Mateja Steinbrück Platise, Carolyn Moser, Anne Peters (eds.), The Legal Framework of the OSCE, 95—118. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

· Peters, Ingo (2013). Legitimacy of International Organizations: the Case of the OSCE. In: Legitimacy and International Organizations edited by Dominik Zaum, 196-220. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

· Peters, Ingo (2004). The OSCE, NATO and the EU within the "Network of Interlocking European Security Institutions": Hierarchization, Flexibilization, Marginalization. In OSCE Yearbook 2003 edited by IFSH, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg/, 381-402. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

· Peters, Ingo (1999). The OSCE and German Foreign Policy: A Study in How Institutions Matter. In Imperfect Unions. Security Institutions over Space and Time edited by Haftendorn, Helga/Keohane, Robert O./Wallander, Celeste  A., 195-222. Oxford: Oxford University Press.