Dr Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski

Dr Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski

Department of Political Science and International Studies
DAAD Lecturer in European Politics

Contact details

POLSIS - School of Government
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Jost Morgenstern-Pomorski is DAAD Lecturer in European Politics and Deputy Director of the Institute for German and European Studies. His research focuses on European foreign policy and on the European External Action Service, the EU’s diplomatic service.


  • PhD in Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University, 2015
  • MA in European Studies, College of Europe, 2004
  • MA in Public Policy and Management (Verwaltungswissenschaft), University of Konstanz, 2003


Dr Morgenstern-Pomorski is the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Lecturer in European Politics and Deputy Director of the Institute for German and European Studies at UoB.

He is a political scientist interested in foreign policy and institutional politics at the European level. His monograph ‘The Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: Inception, Establishment and Consolidation’ investigated the process of creating the EU’s diplomatic service. He is also interested in EU politics, international organisations, transatlantic relations and German foreign policy.

Dr Morgenstern-Pomorski has been a lecturer in EU politics at Maastricht University and Leiden University (Netherlands). He has other professional experience as a researcher at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as the European Parliament.



  • Understanding Foreign Policy
  • Debates in World Politics


  • Diplomacy and Statecraft
  • Global Cooperation in Practice


Research Interests

  • EU politics
  • EU foreign policy and the European External Action Service
  • Institutions and bureaucracies
  • Public administration

Other activities

  • Research fellow, Global Europe Centre, University of Kent
  • Participant in NORTIA – Network on Research and Teaching in EU Foreign Affairs   
  • John F. Kennedy Library Grant, John F Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin, 2017


Morgenstern-Pomorski, J.H. 2018: Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: The Inception, Establishment and Consolidation. London: Routledge.

Maurer, H. and Morgenstern-Pomorski, J.H. 2018: The Quest for Internal Legitimacy: The EEAS, EU Delegations and the contested structures of European diplomacy, Special Issue on Legitimacy and EU Foreign Policy, Global Affairs, vol. 4, no. 2-3, pp. 305-316.