Harald Edinger

 Harald Edinger

Research topic:
Emotions in classical realism and Russian foreign policy
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Emotions Foreign Policy and diplomacy Human nature International order 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 research draws on classical realism and scholarship at the intersection of psychology and IR to gain insights into the role of affect and emotion in foreign policy. It develops a framework for integrating affective dynamics with existing approaches for theory-driven foreign policy analysis. To offer an illustrative application of the theoretical propositions, they are applied to Russian foreign policy between 2000 and 2016.

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 courses at different Oxford colleges:

International Relations (core paper)

International Relations in the Era of the Cold War

Politics in Russia and the Former Soviet Union

I have also taught tutorials on Russian and Soviet foreign policy for the Stanford Overseas Studies Program in Oxford and a summer school course on International Relations.