Academic Conference Presentations

 “Political Polarization and Societal Polarization – Two Sides of the Same Coin?“, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Political Science Section of the German Association for American Studies, November 8-9, 2013, Lambrecht, Germany.

“’… for the sake of national security’ : The Discursive Power of a Political Argument”, Presentation at the 2010 Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, June 17-21, 2010, Hongkong.

“The impact of ‘Host state’ – ‘Home state relations’ on ethnic interest group lobbying success in the U.S. foreign policy process”, Presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, February 15-18, 2009, New York.

“Explaining the influence of ethnic interest groups in foreign-policy making: The role of ideas and multi (meta) theory approaches”, Presentation at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, March 26-29, 2008, San Francisco.

“The Relationship Between the National Interest and Hyphenated Interests in the US: Competition or Convergence?”, Presentation at the Pan-European Conference of the Standing Group on International Relations in Europe, September 15-17, 2007, Turin.


Other Presentations (selection)

 “‘Kicking the can down the road’ : how Washington’s political gridlock affects U.S. foreign-policy making”, Presentation at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, September 30, 2013, Helsinki, Finland.

 „Perspektiven und Zukunft des transatlantischen Bündnisses - Wandel einer Wertegemeinschaft vom Ziel zum Instrument”, Presentation at conference “Deutsche und Amerikanische Werte. Über die transatlantischen Beziehungen”, organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, June 8, 2013, Hannover, Germany.

 “Die ersten 100 Tage – Die politischen Herausforderungen von US-Präsident Obama in seiner zweiten Amtszeit”, Presentation at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart, April 24, 2013, Stuttgart, Germany.

 “Nach den Wahlen 2012 – Wie geht es weiter für die USA?”, Presentation at the Association for Foreign Affairs Association, November 8, 2012, Munich, Germany.

 “Is it really the economy, stupid?” Die innenpolitischen Determinanten bei amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlen, Presentation at Conference on “Wahlkulturen in Europa und den USA”, October 26-27, 2012, Regensburg, Germany.




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