Teaching at CASSIS

Researchers at CASSIS offer a number of courses every semester at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. More detailed information can be found in the digital course catalog BASIS.

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CASSIS-Lecture series

CASSIS regularly organizes lecture series on strategically relevant topics. Our lecture series are characterized by the fact that different experts from science, politics and business are invited to the University of Excellence Bonn for each session to discuss important aspects of the main topic of the CASSIS lecture series. Of course, the CASSIS lecture series is not only open to members of the University of Bonn, but to all interested persons. We would be delighted to welcome you to one of our lecture series.

CASSIS-Digital series

As part of the CASSIS digital series, important strategic topics from the CASSIS research area are presented and discussed in a way that is effective for the public. The aim of these teaching and discussion formats is to raise awareness of pressing strategic issues among the widest possible audience, even beyond our many face-to-face formats, and to engage in direct discussion with recognized national and international experts through digital exchange.

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Katekisama Program

The Katekisama program is a new model of academic cooperation and collaboration between the Universities of Basel (Switzerland) and Bonn (Germany). The program offers young scholars and senior researchers an original and dynamic platform of interdisciplinary, cooperative education and research that enables them to critically explore and analyze today’s global realities. The scholars and PhD students benefit from the excellence, experience and global expertise of all three institutions in the social sciences and humanities, and from their new and exclusive forms of academic mobility.

Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight

The Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight is the second part of our International Security Forum Bonn. It is a multi-day format consisting of two core segments: Firstly, an international conference day focusing on global megatrends with a view to strategic sustainability issues. In a second step, this international conference day will be combined with a Strategic Foresight Workshop, in which CASSIS and its partners will impart techniques and methods of strategic foresight to around 30 young multipliers ("decision-makers of the day after tomorrow") who have previously taken part in the current scientific debates of the renowned national and international experts of the international conference day. The Bonn Future Lab is organized jointly with the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy for International Politics (AIA NRW) and the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research. It is also part of the CASSIS project Sicherheitsforschung.NRW.

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Master of Arts in "Strategy and International Security" (MSIS)

This two-year degree programme will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of strategy and international security. The aim is to better understand the world of today and the challenges that lie ahead. Special emphasis will lie on international law and the future of the international system. The degree programme will also focus on emerging security challenges as well as, the relationship of diplomacy and military strategy. The programme will be led by both Bonn Faculty Members and experienced practitioners. It will prepare students for careers in international organizations, foreign services, national security institutions, and NGOs. Those interested are invited to apply.


In order to honor Hans Morgenthau's fundamental lifetime achievements, his academic oeuvre and his political work, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation established a scholarship program called "Hans-Morgenthau-Scholarship for International Politics" in cooperation with CASSIS, which promotes international exchange between students from the University of Bonn and the Israeli Reichman University.

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DAAD long-term lectureship in strategy, diplomacy and international security policy,
Reichman University, Israel 

As part of the cooperation between CASSIS and the German Academic Exchange Service e.V. (DAAD), a long-term lectureship for strategy, diplomacy and international security policy has been established at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University Herzliya in Israel. Reichman University is one of the most renowned universities in Israel and has a particularly strong research profile in the field of foreign and security policy. In addition to aspects of cultural exchange, the lectureship aims to promote and expand German- and European-Israeli research cooperation in the field of security and strategy research.

Summer School "Geography of Hunger in a Multi-Crisis World"

Hunger is the most dramatic manifestation of the socio- economic, governance, and environmental challenges facing humanity today. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN, 2015) identified a set of measurable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the ambitious aim to eradicate hunger by 2030. The seminar will analyze the complex issue of the current geography of hunger in a multi-crisis world. Two learning outcomes are pursued: To understand the causes behind the persistence of hunger in the 21st century and to amiliarize with the main international cooperation initiatives aimed at solving this issue within the framework of the second Sustainable Development Goal of "Zero Hunger" (SDG-2).

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