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. He currently is 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 (R.I.S.P.).
For more detailed information please visit Dr. Werthes´personal website.

Recent publications

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.



Saulich, Christina/ Werthes, Sascha (2020): Exploring local potentials for peace: Strategies to sustain peace in times of war. In: Peacebuilding 8 (1): 32-53.
Online: https://doi.org/10.1080/21647259.2018.1517965