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 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.


Werthes, Sascha (ed.) 2020: Compilation of Web-Resources on Health & Human Security. (Special Focus Health & Pandemics). Version 2.0 (German Student Edition). Special Info-Sheet, 2/2020, Trier: Research Cluster Human Security & Resource Governance.