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Wenger, Andreas, Prof.

Andreas Wenger

ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wenger
Sicherheitspolitik, Wenger
IFW C 48.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zuerich

Phone: +41 44 632 59 10
Fax: +41 44 632 19 41


Andreas Wenger is professor of International and Swiss Security Policy at ETH Zurich and has been the Director of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) since 2002. He studied History, Political Science and German Literature at the University of Zurich, where he received his Master's degree in 1991. He holds a Doctorate from the University of Zurich and was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center of International Studies, Princeton University. During that period, he wrote his doctoral dissertation analyzing the role of nuclear weapons in the Cold War international system. Andreas Wenger was a guest scholar at Princeton University (1992–1994), Yale University (1998), the Woodrow Wilson Center (2000), and the George Washington University (2005).


The focus of his main research interests lies on security and strategic studies and the history of international relations. Within the MA program in Comparative and International Studies (MACIS), he teaches seminars on political violence and security politics. Andreas Wenger has published, inter alia, in the Journal of Cold War Studies, in Cold War History, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Defense and Peace Economics and Osteuropa.


Andreas Wenger serves as delegate for the Master of Advanced Studies in Security Policy and Crisis Management (MAS ETH SPCM), the Diploma of Advanced Studies ETH in Military Sciences (DAS ETH MILWISS), and the BA ETH in Public Policy.

Selected Publications

Edited Volumes
Book Chapters

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