PD Dr. habil. Julian Bergmann

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Political Science

Work areas:

  • EU development policy
  • EU foreign and security policy
  • EU-Africa relations
  • EU support for the reconstruction of Ukraine
  • Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus
  • Conflict prevention and mediation

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Senior lecturer („Privatdozent“) at the Institute of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


since 1/2018 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and transnational cooperation"
since 2023 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Senior lecturer („Privatdozent“)
2023 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Habilitation („venia legendi“ in Political Science)
5/2017-12/2017 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher in Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
3/2017 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
PhD in Political Science, PhD thesis on "Bargaining for Peace, Striving for Stability. A Study on the European Union's Effectiveness as International Mediator"
5/2011-3/2017 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Political Science
Researcher, International Politics Unit
8/2009-10/2009 Federal Foreign Office
Intern, Office of the Political Director
10/ 2008-3/2011 Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen
M.A. Peace Research and International Politic
8/2007 - 12/2007 University of Oslo
Study abroad: Political Science and Sociology
10/2005-04/2008 University of Mannheim
B.A. Political Science

Member of

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung e.V. (AFK), member of the Christiane Rajewski Prize Committee (2020-2022)
  • Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • Member of the management committee (MC) of the COST Action ““EU Foreign Policies Facing New Realities (ENTER)” (2018-2023)


  • Ernst B. Haas Fellowship, European Union Studies Association (EUSA) (2016)
  • Jean Monnet Award for EU in Global Dialogue, Best PhD Dissertation, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on "EU in Global Dialogue", TU Darmstadt and JGU Mainz (2017)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces