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.