Franz Kernic


Institute for Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria, and

Institute for Strategy and Security Policy, Vienna, Austria





Personal Background


Franz Kernic is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich, Germany. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategy and Security Policy in Vienna, Austria. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada (January 2007 until April 2008).


·         Master's degree in History and Political Science at the University of Vienna in 1985.

·         Ph.D. in History from the University of Vienna in 1987.

·         Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Hagen, Germany, in 2000.

·         ‘Habilitation’ in Political Science from the University of Innsbruck in 2001.

·         ‘Habilitation’ in Sociology from the Faculty for Social Sciences at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich in 2004.

Recent Appointments and Fellowships (outside Europe):

·         Carleton University, Ottawa, CANADA - Visiting-Scholar-in-Residence and Lecturer (Winter Term 2005).

·         Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile, CHILE - Visiting Professor and Ministro José Ignacio Zenteno Chair in Strategic Studies (Spring Term 2004).

·         Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA – Visiting Fellow (January-October 2000).

·         Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, USA – Visiting Scholar (January-May 1998).

In addition, Franz Kernic has been a visiting scholar at the WEU Institute for Security Studies, Paris (May-June 2001), the European University Institute, Florence (Summer 1999), Northwestern University (Fall 1993), University of London/King’s College (Spring Term 1992), Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spring 1990), and other research institutions.

Major Areas of Research


·         International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Security;

·         Transatlantic Relations (EU and Latin America, Canada, and the U.S.);

·         Latin American Studies;

·         Democracy and Political Theory, Transformation Processes in a Globalizing World;

·         20th-Century Political Thinking and Political sociology;

·         European politics, European integration, EU foreign and security policy;

·         Military sociology, CFSP and ESDP.

Selected University Courses and Seminars


(earlier seminars and courses not listed).


Selected Monographs and Edited Books


















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