Institute of Political Science

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Trautner


Contact Information

Melanchthonstr. 36

72074 Tübingen, Germany

Phone:+49 7071/ 29-7 83 72

mailto: menaspam


Honorary Professor

Academic Background

PhD, Bremen University, thesis title: „Konstruktive Konfliktbearbeitung im Vorderen und Mittleren Orient (1945 - 1995)“ ("Constructive Conflict Resolution in Oriens Islamicus. Approaches to Deescalation and Termination of National and International Conflicts 1945-1995.")


M.A. in Political Science, Islamic Studies and Public Law, Heidelberg University

Professional Background

Since November 2020

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - Research and Evaluation Department 

Since March 2015

German Development Institute, Bonn, Contributions to stabilization and development in North Africa and the Middle East


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Middle East Department

2008 to2 012
Federal Foreign Office, German Embassy Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

2005 to 2008
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

2003 to 2005
Advisor to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Division for Regional Development Policy/Middle East, Bonn

Chair for Political Science and Political Management, Bremen University

2002 to 2003
Senior Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

2001 to 2003
Free-lance advisor to the German Foundation of International Development (DSE) and German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)

1993 to 2000
Research Fellow, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (Prof. Senghaas), Bremen University


International Development: Theories, Policies, Practices (Winter term 2016-17)

Studying Development: Empirical Patterns and Policy Practices (Winter term 2015-16)

A Primer in Development Studies: Empirical Patterns in Development and Practice of Development Policy - Selected Examples (Winter term 2014-15)