Julian’s role draws together Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences (LANS) and the College of Social Sciences (CoSS). In LANS he is a personal tutor, lead for subjects in social sciences, and oversees the Cultural Programme. In POLSIS he is teaching Comparative Politics. Julian is promoting interdisciplinary learning within the Social Sciences with a specific focus on social enterprise and civic engagement.
Julian is interested in comparative foreign policy analysis, German and East Central European politics. His research explored EU foreign policy, the impact of history on foreign policy making and specifically how tensions between nation- and empire building shape a state’s external behaviour. Thus, more broadly the relation between culture and power. Furthermore, he is excited about possibilities to include questions of civic engagement, practice-based learning and sustainability in the wider curriculum.
Together with Dr Klaus Richter, Julian convenes the interdisciplinary East Central Europe Research Forum (ECERF).