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Robert Benson

Cohort 2018

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn


WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Global Governance Department

PhD Candidate

Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

Topic of PhD thesis

Can Discourse Ethics Save International Governance: Lessons on Legitimacy and Communicative Action from the European Migration Crisis?

Curriculum Vitae

09/2016 - 09/2017

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom, MSc. Global Politics

09/2012 - 07/2016

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom, MA. (Hons.) Politics

Scientific Activities and Internships

06/2017 - 08/2018

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Paris, France | Policy Analyst

Stipends and Awards

09/2018 - 08/2021

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship for doctoral studies


Edinburgh Principal's Research Bursary for foreign travel

Research Interests

Global governance / Cosmopolitan democracy

Migration / Security studies

Global civil society

Freie Universität Berlin
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