Sebastian joined the College in August 2019. Before coming to Natolin, he completed his PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge where he was awarded a studentship by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Sebastian also holds a MSc from the University of Glasgow and a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück (Germany).

In his research, Sebastian looks at policymaking and governance between EU institutions and member states in the European Union’s external relations and international development cooperation. His publications include articles in the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Journal of European Integration as well as several contributions to different blogs. Sebastian's first book entitled ‘Transnational Networks and EU International Cooperation: In Pursuit of Effectiveness’ was published in October 2020 with Routledge.

Recent publications:

"Fit for creating partnerships of equals with the global south? Tensions in the EU’s development policy post-2020", Global Affairs (Forthcoming). DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2021.1985399 (with J. D. Saltnes).

Transnational Networks and EU International Cooperation: In Pursuit of Effectiveness. London: Routledge, 2021. DOI: 10.4324/9780429351334.

"Too Effective for Europe? The UK, Norm Advocacy and the Case of EU International Cooperation", JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 58, no. 2 (2020): 384-401. DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12927.

"Policy entrepreneurs in Brussels, tied hands at home? EU member states between joint policy-making and domestic implementation in development co-operation", Journal of European Integration 41, no. 4 (2019): 429-445. DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2018.1513497 (with L.-T. Krüger).

Recent blog posts:

"The hidden role of the member states in EU development cooperation", The Loop, ECPR's Political Science Blog, 30 September 2020. Available here.

"Transnationalism, technocracy and the EU’s international cooperation", In The Long Run, 14 November 2018.  Available here

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