Academic Programme Director, United Nations University

Lutz F. Krebs is a political scientist with a focus on international relations and conflict research. Having completed graduate degrees in economics, political science and humanitarian assistance, he focused on studying the impact of democratization processes on the likelihood of civil-war onset in ethnically heterogeneous countries as part of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) “Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century”.

At the Maastricht University and United Nations University, Krebs serves as the education director for the M.Sc. program in Public Policy and Human Development.


  • 2010–present
    Assistant professor, Maastricht University
  • 2010–present
    Academic Programme Director, United Nations University


  • 2010 
    ETH Zürich, Ph.D.
  • 2004 
    University College Dublin, M.Sc.
  • 2002 
    Maastricht University, M.A.
  • 2002 
    University of Waikato, B.Soc.Sci (Hons)


  • 2015
    Choosing to Intervene: US Domestic Politics and Moral Imperatives, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy