Markus Lederer
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Prof. Dr. Markus Lederer

Research Group "International Relations"

I am a political scientist with a focus on International Politics. Since 2016, I head the research group International Relations at TU Darmstadt. I work on questions of global environmental, climate, and environmental politics. I am particularly interested in institutional developments and multi-level dynamics in countries of the global south.

I studied Political Science, International Law and Comparative Literary Studies and received my PhD from the LMU München in 2003. Later, I worked for several years at the Universität Potsdam, was substitute professor in Bremen, at the TU Darmstadt and DAAD Lecturer in Costa Rica before accepting a professorship in Münster and then at the TU Darmstadt.

In our institute, I coordinate the study program Internationale Studien/ Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, a cooperation between TU Darmstadt and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/ Main. Together with Björn Egner, I coordinate the Erasmus exchange program. Further, I am a member of the research group Energie-Klima-Umwelt (EKU) and co-speaker of the working group “Umweltpolitik/ Global Change”.

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