Knud Erik Jørgensen is Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. His research focuses on European foreign policy and international relations theory. Some of his recent research is on the European External Action Service and EU diplomacy facing new realities. In addition to these themes, his research interests include the theoretical traditions within the discipline of International Relations and, not least, the relationship between policy paradigms and the making of foreign policy. He is one of the co-editors of the journal Global Affairs. His work is published in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Cooperation & Conflict, Journal of European Public Policy, International Relations and Journal of European Integration.

Knud Erik Jørgensen has a PhD in International Relations from Aarhus University. He has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and has held visiting fellowship at Toronto University, the Free University Brussels (VUB), Sussex University and Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). He was professor for two years (2015-2017) at Yasar University in Izmir (Turkey).

A selection of recent and forthcoming publications includes:

  • Jørgensen, K.E. (forthcoming 2021) What is International Relations? Bristol: Bristol University Press.
  • Jørgensen, K.E. (forthcoming 2021) The Liberal International Theory Tradition in Europe, London: Palgrave.
  • Jørgensen, K.E. and F.A. Ergül Jorgensen (2020) Realist theories in search of realists: The failure in Europe to advance realist theory, International Relations,
  • Jørgensen, K. E., Alejandro, A., Reichwein, A., Rösch, F., & Turton, H. (2017). Reappraising European IR Theoretical Traditions. London: Palgrave.
  • Jørgensen, K. E. (2017). International relations theory: A new introduction. London: Macmillan International Higher Education. 
  • Jørgensen, K.E. et al., (2015) SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London: Sage.
  • Jørgensen, K. E., & Laatikainen, K. V. (Eds.). (2012). Routledge handbook on the European Union and international institutions: performance, policy, power. Abingdon: Routledge.

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