Dr. Sebastian Haug

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Political Science and Geography

Work areas:

  • United Nations
  • Global Governance
  • Debate about 'rising powers'
  • Development Cooperation
  • South-South Cooperation


since 8/2020 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”
10/2015-7/2020 University of Cambridge
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography, Christ's College
03/2018-07/2019 German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
ESRC Visiting Fellow
01/2017-04/2017 Colegio de México and Instituto Mora
Visiting Fellow and Visiting Lecturer
04/2017-07/2017  Istanbul Policy Center and Koç University
Visiting Fellow
10/2016-03/2017 New York University
Visiting Researcher, Center on International Cooperation
05/2013-07/2015 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Policy and Research Specialist, Mexico City
09/2012-04/2013 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Assistant Policy Analyst, Beijing
10/2011-07/2012 University of Oxford
Master of Science (MSc) in Global Governance and Diplomacy
01/2011-07/2011 Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Visiting Student (Master of Arts) in International Relations
06/2010-09/2010 Transparency International (Uganda)
Programme Assistent
09/2009-05/2010 University of St Andrews
Visiting Student (BA Honours) in International Relations
10/2007-07/2011 Freie Universität Berlin
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science
09/2006-09/2007 Espace Social Télé-Service asbl, Brussels
Social worker


  • Mercator Fellow on International Affairs (2012)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award, University of Cambridge (2015)
  • Moody Stuart Scholar, University of Cambridge (2016)
  • Kurt Hahn Award, University of Cambridge (2019)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces