Brandt School Universit├Ąt Erfurt

Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau

Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy

+49 (0)361 / 737-4661
House 39/ Room 0212
Office hours:

(by appointment only; please contact Kathrin Eisenhauer)


Andreas Goldthau is the Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy of the Willy Brandt School at the University of Erfurt. He is also Research Group Leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. Before joining the Willy Brandt School Professor Goldthau served as Professor in International Relations at Royal Holloway College, University of London, as Professor at Central European University's School of Public Policy, and as Adjunct Professor with John Hopkins' MSc program in energy policy and climate. He also held postdoctoral appointments at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. Prof. Goldthau is an Associate with the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute and the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Prof. Goldthau's academic interests lie in energy security, global energy governance and the political economy of the low carbon transition. His publications include The Politics of Shale Gas in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2018), the Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources (Edward Elgar, 2018), Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Global Energy Challenge: Environment, Development and Security (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), the Wiley Handbook on Global Energy Policy (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game (Brookings Press, 2010), Imported Oil and US National Security (RAND, 2009) and OPEC (Hanser, 2009).

Dr Goldthau serves on the editorial boards of Global Policy, Energy Policy and Energy Research in Social Science. He is the co-editor of Progressive Energy Policy Pivots for Palgrave Macmillan and sits on the steering committees of leading academic associations. His latest research project centers on energy justice and the Global South. It is funded by the French-German Make Our Planet Great Again research initiative.

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Research Interests: Global energy governance, international political economy, energy security, climate change and low carbon energy transition

Courses taught at the Brandt School (selection):

  • PAM: Introduction to Public Policy (WS 2019/20)

  • IA/IPE: Global Energy Policy (WS 2019/20)

  • IPE: From Ricardo to the New Geo-Economics: Contemporary Debates in International Political Economy (WS 2019/20)

  • PTM: Project Group: Assessing Policy Alternatives to the Incumbent EU Migration Regime (WS 2019/20)

  • PTM: Project Group: States at Risk: Climate Change in the Security Council (WS 2019/20)

  • From National Champions to Global Cities: Contemporary Debates in IPE

Kathrin Eisenhauer


Kathrin Eisenhauer



Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau joins a Roundtable Discussion on Political Science in Energy Transition Studies at the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research at the...

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau joins the Opening Plenary Panel at the annual United States Association for Energy Economics conference in Denver, Colorado, discussing the Geopolitics of Energy...

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