Sascha Werthes is Senior Lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, Trier University.

From 2018 to 2019 he was the Managing Director of the German Society of Political Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft, DGfP).

From 2014 to 2018 he was the founding Managing Director of the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate. Before he worked as lecturer at the Goethe University Frankfurt (2013-2014),  lecturer at the University Duisburg-Essen and the Philipps-University Marburg, and as researcher at the Institute for Development and Peace, Duisburg.

He obtained his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Philipps-University Marburg.  During his PhD studies, he was a visiting researcher at Université du Québec à Montréal. Prior he graduated as a Diplom-Sozialwissenschaftler from the University Duisburg-Essen and worked as a research assistant at the  Rhine-Ruhr Institute for Practically Oriented Research and Consulting (Rheinruhr-Institut für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung, R.I.S.P.).

His fields of research are International Relations, Peace & Conflict Studies, and Development Policy. His current research is on crisis and conflict management of international organizations, theory and practice of human security, as well as resource conflicts and resource governance. He is currently one of the principal investigator of two projects:

  • Natural Resource Governance and Human Security in Post-Conflict Societies, funded by the German Foundation of Peace Research
  • Transforming Conflict-Economies: Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Fields of Research

International Organizations; Peace & Conflict Studies; Human Security, International Sanctions, Global Governance, nonwar communities, resource governance; Foreign Policy Analysis.