Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham

The author of eighteen books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters, Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, England, UK. He is also A political scientist by background, he specialises in the management of contemporary security challenges, especially in the prevention and settlement of ethnic conflicts and civil wars, and in post-conflict reconstruction, peace-building and state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies. He has extensive expertise in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and has also worked on a wide range of other conflicts elsewhere, including the Middle East, Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. Bridging the divide between academia and policy-making, he has been, and is, involved in various phases of conflict settlement processes, including in Iraq, Sudan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Kosovo.

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham
  • 2006–2010
    Professor of Political Science, University of Nottingham
  • 2004–2006
    Professor of Political Science, University of Bath
  • 2003–2004
    Reader in German and European Studies, University of Bath
  • 1999–2004
    Lecturer in German Studies, University of Bath

Education

  • 1999 
    London School of Economics, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of Cambridge, M.Phil.
  • 1995 
    University of Leipzig, Erstes Staatsexamen