Assoc. Prof. Dr. Franco Algieri

Franco Algieri

Associate Professor of International Relations, Webster Vienna Private University|Head of Department


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Courses taught at WVPU


  • HIST 2090 CL GNST 2004 Encounters with History: Music and Politics
  • INTL 3700 International Organizations
  • INTL 4600 Senior Seminar in International Relations: Security architectures
  • POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations
  • POLT 4100 Advanced Studies in International Politics: Regional Integration in the 21st Century


  • INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations
  • INTL 5540 International Organizations
  • INTL 5550 War and Diplomacy
  • INTL 5605 Topics in Comparative Politics: The European Union and Asia Pacific
  • INTL 5605 Topics in Comparative Politics: European & Chinese approaches to Foreign Policy
  • INTL 5605 Topics in Comparative Politics: Security Issues in Europe and Asia
  • INTL 5645 Asian Area Studies
  • INTL 5860 Issues in International Politics: The Rise of the Asia-Pacific Region


Background and Facts

Franco Algieri has been an Associate Professor of International Relations at Webster Vienna Private University since August 2013.

From April 2008 to July 2013 he was Director of Research at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES). Prior to that he worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for European Politics in Bonn (1991-1994) and at the Research Group on European Affairs, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz (1994-1995), and later as a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Applied Policy Research (C.A.P), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (1995-2008).

He was lecturing Political Science at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen and at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. In 2000 he was appointed Guest Professor at the School of International Studies and Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Studies, both at the Renmin University of China, Beijing.

Franco Algieri studied Political Science and Sinology in Freiburg, Tübingen and Taipei, and European Studies in Bruges. He received his doctorate and M.A. both from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, and a Diploma of Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges.

His research focus covers European and Asian security issues, the European integration process, and EU-Asia relations (with special emphasis on EU-China relations). He has published widely on these topics.