Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Dr. Siddharth Tripathi

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Phone:      +49 (0)361 / 737-4684

Office:        Building 39/ Room 0112


Dr. Siddharth Tripathi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Division, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), Berlin. His focus lies on the role of international organisations and their role in mitigating conflicts especially the European Union and its civilian crisis management missions.

Before joining University of Erfurt, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), University of Delhi. He facilitated courses and coordinated the diploma programme on Conflict Transformation and Peace Building at the Aung San Suu Kyi Centre for Peace at LSR. He was also a visiting faculty at the Institute of Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul. He studied Politics with specialisation in International Relations in his Masters at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In his doctoral thesis, he examined how the external opportunity structure (exogenous factors) and EU’s internal environment (endogenous factors) impacted on its evolution as a global actor, measured in terms of coherence, dynamism and effectiveness by evaluating its police missions in Bosnia- Herzegovina and Afghanistan. He also served as the Member of the State Planning Commission, Uttar Pradesh, India. Apart from European Studies, his research interests include Institutional Learning, Security Sector Reform, Peace and Conflict Studies, Theories of International Relations especially perspectives from the Global South and India’s Foreign Policy.

Courses taught at the Brandt School:

  • CSMP: Justice and Reconciliation (SS 2018)

  • CSMP: (Re-)Building States: Legitimacy of International Intervention in the Balkans (SS 2019)

Research interests:

  • European Union Civilian Crisis Management

  • Legitimacy of External Peace Missions in 'Post-Conflict' Societies

  • Security Sector Reform

  • Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

  • India’s Foreign Policy

  • Theories of International Relations (especially perspectives from the Global South)

Selected Publications