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Christian Bueger

Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen

Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. He is also a Honorary Professor at the University of Seychelles, a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch, and the Co-Director of the SafeSeas network.

Previously he was professor of international relations at Cardiff University and held visiting fellowships at the National University of Singapore (2015 & 2018), University College London (2015) and the University of Copenhagen (2013 & 2014). He was a Leverhulme Fellow at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, London (2011) and a research fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace, Duisburg, Germany (2010).

Professor Bueger is the author, co-author and editor of several books and articles on global governance, international practice theory, the politics of expertise, maritime security, and contemporary maritime crime. In his current grant funded projects he is studying regional responses to maritime crime in the Indo-Pacific and maritime security practices in Ghana. His research has been funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust Fund, and the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA). In 2013 he was recipient of an ESRC future research leader award.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Professor, University of Seychelles
  • 2018–present
    Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen
  • 2017–2018
    Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University
  • 2014–2017
    Reader in International Relations, Cardiff University


  • 2010 
    PhD in Political and Social Science, European University Institute
  • 2002 
    Diplom-Politologe, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main