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Interdisciplinary Research Projects

Our Mission

The Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) is an interdisciplinary research center at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in the field of strategic foresight, European and security policy research. Committed to the approach "Global Challenges Need European Responses", CASSIS contributes in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional work to develop, evaluate and publicly discuss European strategies to current challenges in the field of foreign and security policy. 


Current

Dossier Ukraine

The experts of CASSIS offer in various formats from their interdisciplinary perspectives classification and analysis on the Russian attack on Ukraine and its background.

Dossier Ukraine
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The International Security Forum Bonn 2022

From 29 September to 2 October 2022, the ISFB took place for the seventh time in the UN and federal city as the most significant international security conference in North Rhine-Westphalia and all neighboring federal states. After two years of digital/hybrid implementation during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, in 2022, the ISFB was conducted entirely in person.


Our Focus

Research at CASSIS revolves around a broad conception of security: On the one hand, the focus lies on the interdisciplinary examination of traditional foreign and security issues such as inter-state conflicts, competing international systems of order and a return of geopolitics. On the other hand, researchers examine non-traditional security challenges such as cyber and energy security, terrorism and human security, focusing in particular on health and food security.

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EUCERS: Climate an Energy Security

European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security

Lead:
Dr. Friedbert Pflüger
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz,
Prof. Dr. Volker Kronenberg,

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Security and Strategy Research

Henry Kissinger Professorship for Security and Strategy Research




Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie

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Global Infrastructure

Politik and Governance of Global Infrastructures



Lead:
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer

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International Security Forum Bonn

The ISFB is a high-level international event to ensure dialogue on current foreign and security policy issues.

News
Job advertisement WHF (m/f/d)

The Henry Kissinger Professorship is looking for the following as soon as possible (temporary for a period of six months with the option of extension)

Research Assistant (WHF)

(10h/week)

Job advertisement SHK (m/f/d)

The Henry-Kissinger-Professorship is looking for the following person for the next possible date (limited for a period of six months with the option of extension)

a Student Assistant (SHK)

9 hrs/week

Long-term lecturer at Reichman University, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, Herzliya, Israel

Applications are now welcome for a long-term lecturer position at Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel

Exploring German-Swedish Collaborations at Research Infrastructures

A cooperation between the Center for X-rays in Swedish Material Science (CeXS) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Linköping University and CASSIS will explore German-Swedish collaboration at Research Infrastructures.

CASSIS member Frederik Schmitz receives the prestigious Taiwan Fellowship at the Academia Sinica in Taipei

Frederik Schmitz is funded for his research project on the role of emotions and sensory perceptions in memory infrastructures in Taiwan and which influence these have on parties' political support. His case study examines museums and restaurants as nostalgic memory sites run by supporters and members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang). These memory sites enable visitors to take a performative part in a curated Taiwanese past and let it affect them through sensory perceptions. According to the research hypothesis, these memory infrastructures are used to gain political support through nostalgia.

Festschrift in honor of the 65th birthday of Professor Xuewu Gu.: Macht und Machtverschiebung

This Festschrift in honor of Professor Xuewu Gu's 65th birthday brings together contributions on two closely intertwined key phenomena in international relations: Power and Power Shifts.
With contributions from numerous CASSIS members such as Prof. James D. Bindenagel, Dr. Enrico Fels, Dr. Hans-Dieter Heumann, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlie. 

CASSIS-Members Maximilian Schranner, Philip Nock and Frederik Schmitz in Blog 49security

Cassis staff members Maximilian Schranner, Frederik Schmitz and Philip Nock, together with Lukas Hochscheidt and Leonie Hopgood, write a post on Blog 49security about why the next generation of security policymakers is ready to take responsibility for tough decisions. 

CASSIS Senior Fellow Dr. Katharina C. Cramer receives prestigious DAAD PRIME Fellowship

Dr. Katharina C. Cramer receives presitgious DAAD PRIME Fellowship.

Current Media Contributions
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Herdegen in an interview with NTV

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Herdegen comments in an interview with NTV on the supply of heavy weapons and whether Germany could thus become a party to the war.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Herdegen in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Herdegen comments on the delivery of Leopard 2 tanks in the Ukraine war in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

Dr. Frank Umbach on the EU oil import embargo and the G7 oil price cap

In a TV interview with Phoenix, Dr. Frank Umbach talks about the EU oil import embargo and the G7 oil price cap.

Dr. Frank Umbach in a TV interview with WeltN24 on the gas contract between Qatar and Germany.

Dr. Frank Umbach talks about the gas contract between Qatar and Germany in a TV interview with WeltN24.

Dr. Frank Umbach on the problems with emergency aid and capping of gas and electricity prices.

In a TV interview with WeltN24, Dr. Frank Umbach talks about the problems with emergency aid and the capping of gas and electricity prices.

Dr. Frank Umbach on the opening of the completion of the LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven.

Dr. Frank Umbach speaks in a TV interview for Phoenix on the opening of the completion of the LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven.

Dr. Frank Umbach on the implementation problems with emergency aid in an interview with WeltN24

Dr. Frank Umbach talks in an interview with WeltN24 about the implementation problems with emergency aid and the gas and electricity price brakes.

Dr. Frank Umbach on the global climate protection summit and global energy megatrends

Dr. Frank Umbach in a radio interview with Radio Bonn Fm on the global climate protection summit and global energy megatrends.


Events

CASSIS offers a wide range of events on current foreign and security policy issues. 

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Upcoming events
Navigating the Changing Security Landscape in Europe
Zoom
06:30 - 08:00
Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine has dramatically changed the security policy landscape in Europe. In reaction, the EU formally approved the Strategic ...
Past events
Wie China-kompetent sind wir?
Zoom
06:30 - 08:00
In order to meet China as a partner, competitor and rival on an equal footing, comprehensive China competence has been demanded and promoted in Germany for ...
Best practices in Afrika
Zoom
04:00 - 05:30
In the final part of the dialogue series "Security and Development Consequences of Climate Change in Africa", our experts look at the assessment of current ...
Wie Chinas junge Generation tickt
Zoom
06:30 - 08:30
Chinas rasante Modernisierung hat das Land zu einer führenden Wirtschafts- und Technologiemacht mit globaler Strahlkraft werden lassen. Nicht erst die ...
Nachhaltige Rohstoffgovernance in Afrika
Zoom
04:00 - 05:30
In the fifth part of the dialogue series "Security and Development Consequences of Climate Change in Africa", our experts look at the assessment of options for ...

Current Scientific Publications
Die Deutsch-chinesischen Beziehungen am Scheideweg: ‘Business-as-usual‘ oder ‘Zeitenwende‘?

Dr. Frank Umbach discusses German-Chinese relations in his publication.

Russia-Ukraine: Critical Infrastructure Protection from Sabotage is an Unprecedented Challenge the EU must Face now

In his publication, Dr. Frank Umbach discusses the protection of critical infrastructures in the context of the war in Ukaine

Strategische Irrtümer, Fehler und kollektive Fehlannahmen der deutschen Energiepolitik seit 2002

In his Sirius Magazine publication, Dr. Frank Umbach discusses the strategic errors, mistakes and collective misconceptions of German energy policy since 2002.

Energie- und Sicherheitspolitik. Warum wir eine vernetzte Sicherheitspolitik benöti­gen

In his publication, Dr. Frank Umbach discusses the urgency of a networked security policy.

Die westlichen Wirtschaftssanktionen gegen Russland. Wie effektiv sind sie?

In his publication, Dr. Frank Umbach discusses the effectiveness of Western economic sanctions against Russia.

Norwegen als strategischer Energiepartner für die EU und Deutschland

Dr. Frank Umbach discusses the energy policy cooperation between the EU and Norway.

Ukraine, NATO and the Black Sea

A publication by Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn, Research Fellow of CASSIS on NATO's Black Sea Strategic Alignment.

Assessing the Financial and Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Digital Currency

Together with Amir Elalouf, Maximilian Mayer has contributed a chapter called "Assessing the Financial and Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Digital Currency" in a publication edited by Tim Rühlig. It highlights the possible effects of the e-CNY on European security, values and competitiveness, and recommends steps to improve Europe’s economic and technological stance.


Contact

CASSIS - Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Contact

+49 (0)228/73 3579

cassis(at)uni-bonn.de

Adress

4th Floor
Römerstraße 164
D-53117 Bonn

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