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Eberhard Sandschneider

Senior Advisor

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider has been Otto Wolff Director of the DGAP’s Research Institute since August 2003.
He has held a chair in Chinese politics and international relations at the Freie Universität Berlin since 1998. Between 1995 and 1998, he was professor of international relations at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz. He was managing director of the Freie Universität’s Otto Suhr Institute from October 1999 to March 2001 and served as dean of the department of political and social sciences at the Freie Universität from 2001 to 2003.

Eberhard Sandschneider’s books include Globale Rivalen: Chinas unheimlicher Aufstieg und die Ohnmacht des Westens (Global Rivals: China’s Uncanny Rise and the Helplessness of the West, 2008) and Der erfolgreiche Abstieg Europas: Heute Macht abgeben um morgen zu gewinnen (Europe’s Successful Descent: Giving Away Power Today in Order to Win Tomorrow, 2011).
He was promoted to professor with a project on the topic “The Stability and Transformation of Political Systems” (1993) and wrote his doctoral thesis on “Military and Politics in the Poeple’s Republic of China 1969-1986” (1986). He graduated from the Saar University in 1981 after studies in English, classical philology, and political science.