Dr. Sascha Werthes

Senior Lecturer at the Chair for International Relations and Foreign Policy

Research interests

Peace and Conflict Studies | International Relations | Development Policy | Theory and Practice of Human Security | Global Governance: Tools and Strategies of Crisis and Conflict Management of International Organizations | Violence structures and (civil) conflict transformation in the age of globalization | Peacebuilding in post-conflict societies


Sascha Werthes is Senior Lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, Trier University and a Senior Research Associate Fellow at the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, University Koblenz-Landau. From 2018 to 2019 he was the Managing Director of the German Society of Political Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft/DGfP) and 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 (R.I.S.P.).
For more detailed information please visit Dr. Werthes' personal website.

Recent publications

Cover Handbuch DR Congo

Werthes, Sascha (2024): Internationales Krisen- und Konfliktmanagement. In: Bobineau, Julien; Gieg, Philipp; Lowinger, Timo (eds.): Handbuch Demokratische Republik Kongo. Geschichte, Politik, Gesellschaft, Kultur. Berlin: Frank & Timme: 281–304.



Cover handbook on global governance and regionalism

Werthes, Sascha (2022): The United Nations: In-between International and Global Governance. In: Rüland, Jürgen; Carrapatoso, Astrid (eds.): Handbook on Global Governance and Regionalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 118-136.


[Translate to Englisch:] Cover Zeitschrift Wissenschaft und Frieden

Werthes, Sascha; Hussak, Melanie (2022): Das Sanktionsregime gegen Russland. Friedenspolitische Reflexionen angesichts des Krieges gegen die Ukraine. In: Wissenschaft & Frieden, 40 (2): 18–20.