Harald Edinger

 Harald Edinger

Research topic:
International Relations Theory; Russian Foreign Policy
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Foreign Policy and diplomacy Human nature International relations Power Political Economy 

Academic Profile

I am a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the DPIR and a member of St Benet’s Hall, where I serve as Junior Dean. My thesis aims to explain contemporary Russian foreign policy by drawing on classical realist theory as well as recent contributions from evolutionary approaches to International Relations – more specifically by re-focusing realist foreign policy analysis on the 'first image' and the core assumptions associated with human nature.

Before coming to Oxford, I worked in management consulting and European financial regulation. I hold a BSc in Business, Economics and Social Sciences from WU Vienna, and an MA in International Relations and Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.

Teaching specialism, interests and experience

I teach the following undergraduate tutorials which are part of the PPE degree: International Relations; International Relations in the Era of the Cold War; Politics in Russia and the Former Soviet Union.

I have also taught a course on Russia in International Relations for the Stanford Overseas Studies Program in Oxford, and a month-long summer school course on International Relations for Oxbridge Academic Programs.