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.
"Development policy integration in the European Union", in J. Tosun & P. Graziano (eds), Elgar Encyclopedia of European Union Public Policy (Edward Elgar, 2022).
"The European Union and the evolving requirements of international development: aid, policies, partnerships", Global Affairs 7, no. 4 (2021): 425-436. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2021.1999174 (with M. Carbone & P. Winand).
"Fit for creating partnerships of equals with the global south? Tensions in the EU’s development policy post-2020", Global Affairs 7, no. 4 (2021): 523-540. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2021.1985399 (with J. D. Saltnes).
Transnational Networks and EU International Cooperation: In Pursuit of Effectiveness (Routledge, 2021).
"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.
Recent blog posts:
"Real transformation is necessary for the European Union in global development", The Loop, ECPR's Political Science Blog, 10 December 2021. Available here.