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Birte Wassenberg

Professeure en histoire contemporaine à Sciences Po Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg

Birte Wassenberg is Professor in Contemporary History at Sciences Po at the University of Strasbourg and member of the Research Unit Dynamiques européennes (UMR). She holds a Jean Monnet Chair, is deputy director of the Franco-German Jean-Monnet Center of Excellence and director of the Master in Border Studies, International Relations. From 1993 to 2006 she was responsible for cross-border cooperation at the Région Alsace. Her research fields are: border regions, Euro-scepticism and the history of European organizations, especially the Council of Europe. She is also a former student from the College of Europe, promotion Charles IV, (1992-1993). Recent publications: Territorial Cooperation in Europe: a historical perspective, Office des Publications de l’UE, Luxembourg, 2015 (with Bernard Reitel); “Secondary Foreign Policy – Local International Relations: Can Cross-Border Cooperation function as a Tool to Peace-Building and Reconciliation in Border Regions”, Special Issue Regional and Federal Studies, vol. 27, issue 3, 2017 (with Martin Klatt); Castle-talks on Cross-Border Cooperation. Fear of Integration? The Pertinence of the Border, Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2018.


  • –present
    section CNRS 33, section CNU 22 Responsable du thème 1 : Acteurs européens dans les relations internationales : conflits, coopérations et médiations, Université de Strasbourg