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Christian Bueger

Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen

Christian Bueger is Professor of International Relations at University of Copenhagen, Honorary Professor at the University of Seychelles, a research fellow at the University of Stellenbosch, and one of the directors of the SafeSeas network for maritime security. He is the author of Understanding Maritime Security, forthcoming with Oxford University Press (with Tim Edmunds).

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 ocean governance, maritime security as well as international relations theory and methods. He currently directs a research group that investigates ocean infrastructure and critical maritime infrastructure protection funded by the Velux Foundation. Further information is available on his personal website at


  • 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