Sebastian Levi

Cohort 2016

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter

S - Levi_Sebastian

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften

Otto-Suhr-Institut

PhD Candidate

Address
Freie Universität Berlin
Ihnestr. 26
14195 Berlin

Topic of PhD thesis

Internation Political Epistemology - Explaining Variation of Causal Beliefs on Climate Change.

Curriculum Vitae

10/2014 – 07/2016

University of Oxford, St Antony's College, M.Phil. International Relations

09/2012 – 03/2013

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Exchange Abroad Program

19/2010 – 03/2014

Freie Universität Berlin, B.A. Political Science


Scientific Activities and Internships

5/2018-07/2018

Research Assistant, Hertie School of Governance

8/2018

The Role of Cultural Differences in Explaining Public Belief in Human-made Climate Change and National Climate Policy Ambition Presentation at the ECPR General Conference, University of Hamburg, Hamburg.

9/2017

Global Climate – Fragmented Knowledge. Explaining Cross-national Variation in Causal beliefs on Climate Change. Presentation at the ECPR General Conference, University of Oslo, Oslo.

3/2016

Rethinking norms and causal beliefs – An perspective from ideational diffusion.

Presentation at the Workshop Zum Begriff und Phänomenen der Norm of the Deutsche Vereinigung Politikwissenschaft (DVPW). Goethe University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt.

11/2015

International Young Researchers' Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Presentation title 'Belief Selection in International Politics - A Cross-Country Analysis of Causal Beliefs on the Financial Crisis 2007 - 2009', Conference Presenter

09/2014 – 01/2015

Tooley Street Research, Independent Research Assistant

04/2014

Third Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference, University of Oxford, Presentation title 'How do international organizations become more democratic? A case study of the WIPO from a deliberative democracy perspective', Conference Presenter

04/2014

1st IAPSS World Congress of the International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS), Presentation title 'Why the frustration? Explaining civil society constrains in international climate politics', Conference Presenter

11/2014

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP19, Observer for Free University (Field Research)

01/2014 – 03/2014

European Commission Representation in Germany, Political Department, Intern

08/2013 – 09/2013

Deutsche Bank AG, Corporate Responsibility / Group Sustainability, Intern

04/2013 – 08/2013

IFOK - Institut für Organisationskommunikation, Intern

09/2009 – 08/2010

Centro de Estudios Jurídicos e Investigación Social (CEJIS), Monitoring Centre for Human Rights and Socio-Ecological Conflicts, Intern


Stipends and Awards

2017   

German Academic Scholarship Foundation Research Travel Grant

03/2016

St Antony's College Student Travel and Research Grant (STAR)

11/2015

University of Oxford, Cyril Foster Fund Grant for Original Research

10/2014 – 06/2016

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Jahresstipendium für Graduierte und Promovierte

03/2013

UCSB: Dean's honors for excellent study results

09/2012 – 03/2013

Free University, PROMOS Scholarship

04/2012 - 07/2016

Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Study Scholarship


Research Interests

Transnationalism

Global Environmental Governance

Global Political Economy

Sociology of KnowledgeNorm Diffusion

Quantitative Content Analysis

Discourse Analysis

Levi, S (2018) 'The Political Epistemology of the International Financial Crisis 2007-2009 – an International Relations View on the Politics of Knowledge.' In: A. Ahamad, M. Fielitz, J. Leinus & G. Schlichte (Eds.): Knowledge, Normativity and Power in Academia. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, pp. 105-130.

Levi, S (2014) 'Why the frustration? Explaining civil society constrains in international climate change politics.', POLITKON. The IAPSS Political Science Journal, Vol. 23 (2014), pp. 84-103.

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