Dr. Sophie Besancenot was Project Coordinator in Passau from September to December 2014.
She obtained her Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Sciences Po Paris and the Free University in Berlin and received a PhD. at the European University Institute in Florence in June 2014. Her main research focus is in the area of International Politics. In the framework of her PhD. thesis, she intensively engaged with questions of coordination of security and development policies. As an associate lecturer at the University of Passau, she taught the seminar “The Arab Spring and International Politics” in the summer semester 2014. In the context of the Research project “Tunisia in Transition”, she is particularly interested in issues related to the Tunisian Security and Foreign Policy.