Dr. Christian Opitz

Visitors’ Address

Helmut Schmidt University
Building H1
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

Postal Address

Helmut Schmidt University
Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschafen
Internationale Politik
Postfach 70 08 22
22008 Hamburg

Christian Opitz joint the Institute of International Politics at HSU Hamburg in 2018. He has been part, amongst others, of the project “Civic Participation in Foreign and Security Policy“ and of the project “Overlapping Spheres of Authority“ funded by the German Research Foundation. Previously, he worked at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) for the project “Research Centre Norden“.

Parallel to his work, Christian Opitz completed his PhD titled “Formality and Informality Interlinked: Structural Conditions of Influence within an International Organisation – The Case of the Civilian Crisis Management of the European Union” at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2019 (Supervisor: Prof. Rafael Biermann). His dissertation received the Dissertation Prize 2020 by the University and was awarded the best dissertation by the Department of Political Science.

Christian Opitz studied Political Science as well as Peace and Conflict Studies in Freiburg (2005-2008) and Uppsala, Sweden (2009-2011). Earlier work experiences in Germany and abroad include the Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF) and the German Federal Foreign Office.

Project (with Anna Geis and Hanna Pfeifer): Civic Participation in Foreign and Security Policy

Most recent publications

Christian Opitz/Hanna Pfeifer/Anna Geis 2022: Engaging with Public Opinion at the Micro-Level: Citizen Dialogue and Participation in German Foreign Policy, in: Foreign Policy Analysis 18(1). Online verfügbar: www.academic.oup.com .

Hanna Pfeifer/Christian Opitz/Anna Geis 2020: Deliberating Foreign Policy: Perceptions and Effects of Citizen Participation in German Foreign Policy, in: German Politics. Online verfügbar: www.tandfonline.com .

Opitz, Christian, und Tobias Etzold, 2018. „Auf der Suche nach neuer Relevanz: Die Institutionen der nordischen Zusammenarbeit im Reformprozess“. SWP-Aktuell 2018/A 02.

All publications


Letzte Änderung: 17. January 2022