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Hendrik Schopmans

Cohort 2018

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn


WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Global Governance Department

PhD Candidate

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

Topic of PhD Thesis

A Changing Maritime Order? Rising Powers and Normative Contestation in Global Ocean Governance

Curriculum Vitae

10/2014  07/2016

University of Oxford, M.Phil. International Relations

01/2012  06/2012

Univerity of California at Berkeley, Semester Abroad

09/2010  07/2013

University College Maastricht, B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

Scientific Activities and Internships

10/2017  09/2018

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam. Project "Environmental Guidelines for German Arctic Policy", Research Associate

04/2017 – 09/2017

Israel Public Policy Institute / Heinrich Böll Foundation Israel / Israeli Ministry of the Environment. Program "Environmental Innovation", Research Fellow

12/2013 – 02/2014

Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) Berlin. Program "Peace and Security", Research Intern

Stipends and Awards


Young Researcher's Award "Goldene Eule" for Master's Dissertation in the Field of Maritime Security, German Academic Association for Security Studies


Mansfield College Graduate Award, University of Oxford


Mansfield College Graduate Award, University of Oxford

Research Interests

International Relations

Ocean Governance

Maritime Security

Rising Powers

Territorial Disputes

Arctic Governance

Law of the Sea

Schopmans, H (2018) "Kampf der Narrative: Inseln im Fokus geopolitischer Konflikte", Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, no. 32-33, pp. 29-34. Link


Schopmans, H (2018) "Explaining (Non-)Cooperation on Disputed Maritime Resources: Joint Development Agreements, Disputed Territory, and Lessons from the Falkland Islands." Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 98-117. Link

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