Maximilian Schranner, MA

Maximilian Schranner, M.A.  

PhD student, Research Assistant


Phone: 0228/73-3579
Adress: Römerstraße 164, D-53117 Bonn

LinkedIn: Maximilian Schranner
Twitter: @MaxSchranner


Maximilian Schranner studied political science, sociology and history at the University of Bonn and completed his master's degree with a thesis on the relationship between health security and armed conflict based on the corona pandemic in Yemen and Somalia (grade 1.1). His bachelor's thesis already dealt with alternative state entities such as Somaliland and the Islamic State in International Relations. In 2021, he served as the Executive Director (parental leave replacement) at CASSIS. He gained practical experience in academia and practice at the SFB 1167 "Power and Rule - Pre-modern Configurations in Transcultural Perspective", the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) and the German Foreign Office.

Research focus

Health Security | Armed conflicts | Great Horn of Afrika | Strategic foresight


  • with Victoria Toriser: Assessing Strategic Consequences for Europe, the U.S. and Germany. The ISFB 2021 Foresight Workshop “Strategic China”, in: The International Security Forum Bonn 2021 Report, Bonn 2022, S. 55-71.
  • Mohammed bin Salman: Der Architekt des „vierten saudischen Staats“ in der Corona-Krise, in: Ohnesorge, Hendrik W./Gu, Xuewu (edd.): Weltpolitische Gestaltung in Zeiten von COVID-19. Zur Rolle von Persönlichkeit und Führungsstil in der Coronakrise, Wiesbaden 2022, S. 249-268. Link.
  • Konfliktanalyse bei Marx, in: Politik und Gesellschaft, 02/2020, S. 89-112.
  • Spoiler, Parastaaten, Units? Alternativstaatliche Polities aus neorealistischer Perspektive, Baden-Baden 2019. Link.

Research projects

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