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Postdoc, KU Leuven

Ragnar Weilandt completed his PhD on EU democracy promotion in Tunisia at the Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Warwick as part of the GEM programme. He is currently a Postdoc at KU Leuven’s Centre for European Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the Brussels School of Governance of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research interests include EU external action, Euro-Mediterranean relations as well as the politics and international relations of West Asia and North Africa. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, he teaches the courses ‘Comparative Regional Studies’, ‘Contemporary Conflicts in the Euro-Mediterranean Region’ as well as ‘History and Politics of the Modern Middle East’. At KU Leuven he teaches the courses ‘Regionalism, Inter-regionalism and the European Union’ and ‘North Africa, the Middle East and Euro-Mediterranean Relations’.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoc, KU Leuven
  • 2018–present
    Adjunct professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 2013–2019
    PhD researcher in Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick
  • 2013–2019
    Doctorant en Sciences sociales et politiques, Université libre de Bruxelles


  • 2012 
    London School of Economics, MSc Politics and Government in the European Union
  • 2011 
    Royal Holloway, MSc International Relations


  • 2019
    Will Brexit Change the EU's Foreign Policy?, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, 61(2), pp. 143-166
  • 2019
    Divisions within post-2011 Tunisia’s secular civil society, Democratization, 26(6), pp. 959-974
  • 2018
    Socio-economic challenges to Tunisia’s democratic transition, European View, 17(2), pp. 210–217