Stefan Wolff

Research interests

Stefan Wolff is a political scientist by background, and specialises in the management of contemporary security challenges, especially in the prevention and settlement of ethnic conflicts and civil wars, and in post-conflict reconstruction, peace-building and state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies. He has extensive expertise in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and has also worked on a wide range of other conflicts elsewhere, including the Middle East, Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. Bridging the divide between academia and policy-making, he has been, and is, involved in various phases of conflict settlement processes, including in Iraq, Sudan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Kosovo.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Professor Wolff is happy to discuss research proposals related to:

Ethnic conflict and conflict resolution, including post-conflict reconstruction and international/humanitarian intervention
EU common security and defence policy, and European security more generally
German history and politics, including former East Germany, reunification, and German relations with Eastern Europe