The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to present the current cohort of DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows who will join the university for the 2021-2022 academic year to conduct research on the theme “The United States, Europe, and World Order.”

“The United States, Europe, and World Order” Program is co-led by Daniel S. Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, Andreas Rödder,  the Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor in the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Mike Haltzel, FPI Senior Fellow. If you have any inquiries about the program, please email To learn more, visit the Foreign Policy Institute’s page on the program.

This professorship and the post-doctoral program are part of a multi-year program to enhance research on transatlantic relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS funded by the DAAD with generous support by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The inaugural class of Post-Doctoral Fellows (2018-2019 academic year) were:

  • John-Michael Arnold, PhD in Public Affairs (Security Studies), Princeton University, USA
  • Elias Götz, PhD in Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Liviu Horovitz, PhD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stephan Kieninger, PhD in Modern History, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Wencke Meteling, PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany

The second cohort of Post-Doctoral Fellows (2019-2020 academic year) were:

  • Cornelia-Adriana Baciu, PhD in Politics and International Relations at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Tizoc Chavez, PhD in History, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Iulia-Sabina Joja, PhD in Strategic Studies, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
  • David Kleimann, PhD in European, International, and Comparative Laws at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
  • Maria Snegovaya, PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, USA
  • Frank Stengel, PhD in Political Science, University of Bremen, Germany

The third cohort of Post-Doctoral Fellows (2020-2021 academic year) were:

  • Colleen Anderson, PhD, Harvard University, USA
  • Sebastian Biba, PhD, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jason Blessing, PhD, Syracuse University, USA
  • Susan Colbourn, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Katherine Elgin, PhD, Princeton University, USA
  • Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters, PhD, University of Kent, UK

Last year’s call for applications is available here. The call for applications for the 2021-2022 cohort will be available late fall 2020 or early spring 2021.