Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz

Deputy Executive Director at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology
Director of the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)
Professor at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bonn


Telephone: (0228) 73-5069 (-3553)
Address: Lennéstraße 27, Erdgeschoss, 53113 Bonn


Born 1966 in Freising/Oberbayern
MA Political Science, Dr. phil. habil.

Academic background

  • November 1986 - February 1992 Studies in Political Science, Modern History and Public Law at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Master's thesis on "The EFTA States in the Wake of EC Integration Dynamics since the Mid-1980s")
  • July 1997 Doctorate in Political Science (Dr. phil.) at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (dissertation on "The Subsidiarity Debate in the Maastricht Process - Publicity-rich Sham Battle or Key to the Future Competence Structure of the European Union")
  • March 1993 - October 1994 Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the German Armed Forces, Neubiberg
  • October 1994 - April 2005 Research Assistant at the Chair of International Politics, TU Chemnitz with Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss
  • July 2003 Habilitation as Dr. phil. habil. at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Habilitation thesis on "The Prevented European Leadership Trio - Germany, France and Great Britain and the Security Policy Challenges in the 1990s")
  • July 2003 appointment as private lecturer
  • Since April 2005 Professor of Political Science at the University of Bonn
  • Academ. Year 2011/12 DAAD Visiting Chair for German and European Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada


Research Interests

European Integration | Foreign and Security Policy | International Conflicts and Conflict Management | Migration & Security | Globalization and Development

Research Projects

  • "Kooperationsperspektiven in einem Europa im Umbruch", Forschungsprojekt mit dem Institut für Internationale Beziehungen der Universität Warschau (gefördert durch den DAAD)
  • "Complex Security Challenges", Forschungsprojekt in Zusammenarbeit mit der School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
  • "Entwicklung der Konfliktmanagementfähigkeiten der EU: Der Profilierungsprozess der ESVP zwischen militärischem Krisenmanagement und Nutzung des zivilen EU-Potentials"

Recent Publications

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Wolfram Hilz: EU-Krisenmanagement im Ukrainekonflikt: Optionen vs. Realitäten, in: Heinemann-Grüder, Andreas/Crawford, Claudia/Peters, Tim B. (Hrsg.): Lehren aus dem Ukrainekonflikt. Krisen vorbeugen, Gewalt verhindern, Opladen u.a.: Verlag Barbara Budrich, S. 181–201.

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Bei VS/SPRINGER ist von Professor Hilz, Dr. Shushanik Minasyan und Dr. Maciej Raś der Sammelband „Ambiguities of Europe’s Eastern Neighbourhood. Perspectives from Germany and Poland“ erschienen.


Information on current courses of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz can be found on the Website of the Institute for Political Science and Sociology.

Master colloquium (by arrangement)

Doctoral Colloquium (by arrangement)


Mrs. Heike Frank
Tel.: (0228) 73-3553

Opening hours of the secretariat: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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