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Benedikt Schönborn researches European history since World War II with a special interest in peace-related aspects. He earned his PhD in International Relations and Contemporary History from the Universities of Geneva and Paris-Sorbonne. From 2012 until 2020, he was a senior researcher, lecturer and associate professor at the Tampere Peace Research Institute and the Institute for Advanced Social Research at Tampere University, Finland. He is also a former visiting fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
• East-West relations and the Cold War
• anti-war protests
• German and French foreign policies
• reconciliation and peacebuilding
• nuclear weapons and European security
• transatlantic relations
Current research project:
"'Nobody wins a nuclear war’: the last Cold War crisis and protest from below, 1979-1984"
Reconciliation Road: Willy Brandt, Ostpolitik and the Quest for European Peace. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2020.
La mésentente apprivoisée: de Gaulle et les Allemands, 1963-1969. Geneva and Paris: Graduate Institute Publications / PUF, 2014. Prix Jean-Baptiste Duroselle.
Transatlantic Relations Since 1945: An Introduction (with J.M. Hanhimäki and B. Zanchetta). London and New York: Routledge, 2012.