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Prof. Lora Anne Viola Ph.D.

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Abteilung Politik

Professur für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik in Nordamerika

Adresse
Lansstraße 7-9
Raum 210
14195 Berlin

Sprechstunde

Prof. Viola betreut vor allem Abschlussarbeiten, die sich mit Themen der Außenpolitik und der internationalen Politik befassen. Studierende, die eine Betreuung wünschen, sollten mindestens einen Kurs bei Prof. Viola besucht haben. Alle Anfragen zur Betreuung von MA- oder BA-Thesis sind über das Sekretariat (politics@jfki.fu-berlin.de) zu richten, welches einen Termin in der Sprechstunde vereinbart. 

Bitte beachten Sie, dass Prof. Viola bis zum 30. September 2022 ein Forschungsjahr hat. Innerhalb dieses Zeitraums wird sie keine zusätzlichen Abschlussarbeiten betreuen können.

Prof. Violas persönlicher Webex.Raum:

https://fu-berlin.webex.com/meet/lora.viola




Lora Anne Viola is currently University Professor in the Politics Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). She received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from Columbia University in New York City. Before joining the FUB she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Berlin Social Science Research Center (WZB) and a visiting scholar at Stanford and Oxford Universities. She has held research fellowships at the European University Institute and the Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich. She is a native New Yorker and an adopted Berliner.

Viola’s research areas include international institutions and global order, US foreign policy and diplomacy, international relations theory, historical institutionalism, and inequality in the international system. She has published on the G20, shifting patterns of governance, international organizations and inequality, institutional legitimacy, and US foreign policy.

Viola’s book on inequality and hierarchy in the international system, The Closure of the International System: How Institutions Create Political Equalities and Hierarchies (Cambridge University Press 2020), is the recipient of the 2021 Chadwick Alger Best Book Award for its contributions to the study of international organizations and the 2021 Diplomatic Studies Best Book Award. Viola is further awarded with the Hedley Bull Prize 2021.

She is also co-editor of Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Explaining Institutional Development in World Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her article “Putting Path Dependence in Its Place” (Journal of Theoretical Politics, together with Thomas Rixen) was awarded APSA’s 2016 Alexander L. George Award. Her article “Legitimacy and Institutional Change in International Organizations” (2017 Review of International Studies, with Tobias Lenz) is the journal’s most cited article of the last three years. She has been awarded a German National Science Foundation (DFG) research grant for a project on Trust and Transparency in an Age of Surveillance (TATAS). In 2018, at the FUB’s 70th Anniversary celebrations she received the University’s prestigious Prize for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision.

Professor Viola is a frequent guest contributor on various national and international news outlets.

     


   

Most recent publications:

The Closure of the International System: How Institutions Create Political Equalities and Hierarchies. 2020. Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108612562.

“Die Strategische Rivalität mit China.“ 2021. In State of the Union: Langfristige Trends in der US-amerikanischen Innen- und Außenpolitik und ihre Konsequenzen für Europa, ed. by Marco Overhaus. SWP-Studie 2021/ S 06, https://www.swp-berlin.org/publications/products/studien/2021S06_Overhaus_State_of_Union.pdf.

“Systemically Significant States”: Tracing the G20’s Membership Category as a New Logic of Stratification in the International System. 2020. Global Society 34(3), 335-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600826.2020.1739630.

“US Strategies of Institutional Adaptation in the Face of Hegemonic Decline.” 2020. Global Policy 11(53), 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12856.

“Indirect Governance and Global Financial Regulation” (with T. Rixen). 2020. In The Governor’s Dilemma: Indirect Governance Beyond Principals and Agents, Edited by Abbott, Genschel, Snidal, Zangl. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198855057.003.0001.

“The 2020 US Presidential Election and the Transatlantic Relationship Under Stress.” 2020. Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 13, 237–246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12399-020-00814-9.

“Trump and the Transatlantic Relationship in Critical Perspective.” 2020. Perspectives on Politics 53(2), 355-356. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519001951.

“Die USA und internationale Organisationen: Eine ambivalente Beziehung.” 2020. In Handbuch Politik USA, Edited by Christian Lammert, Markus Siewert and Boris Vormann. Springer VS Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-04125-0_45-1.

   



Most recent media appearences and conferences:

ECPR Standing Group on International Relations. “Keynote Lecture at the Antwerp Summer School on International Relations in a Post-Hegemonic World.” July 2021. https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/summer-schools/antwerp-summer-school-on-international-relations-in-a-post-hegemonic-world/.

The City Politics Podcast. "Episode 12 - Biden's first 100 days." April 2021. https://soundcloud.com/user-865310608-677857361/episode-12-bidens-first-100-days.

ISA Annual Convention. 6-9 April 2021. “Globalization, Regionalism and Nationalism: Contending Forces in World Politics.”

Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt. "Die transatlantischen Beziehungen neu denken." March 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isf0mpu8cPc.

CITAS Regensburg. “Europa und Amerika 2021 – wohin?“ February 2021. https://www.uni-regensburg.de/citas/veranstaltungen/citas-ringvorlesung/index.html.

Amerikahaus München. "What Way Forward for America at Home and Abroad? A Post-Election Analysis." January 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJrnYO-3zI.

Workshop by GIGA. 9-11 December 2020. “Legitimation of Regional Organisations (LegRO): (Self-)Legitimation of International Organizations in Disruptive Times.”

German-American Institute Saxony. "Panel Discussion: The Future of Transatlantic Relations." December 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPkNTrFVdWk&feature=youtu.be.

Anne Will. “Machtwechsel im Weißen Haus.” November 2020. https://daserste.ndr.de/annewill/archiv/Machtwechsel-im-Weissen-Haus-koennen-Biden-und-Harris-die-USA-wieder-vereinigen,erste11546.html.

Atlantikbrücke. “A Deep Dive into the U.S. Election Results.” November 2020. https://www.atlantik-bruecke.org/a-deep-dive-into-the-u-s-election-results/.

Hessischer Rundfunk. „Hey Joe! Was die Welt von Biden erwarten darf.“ November 2020. https://www.hr2.de/podcasts/der-tag/hey-joe-was-die-welt-von-biden-erwarten-darf,podcast-episode-79120.html.

Aspen Institute. „Mit harten Bandagen: Die erste Präsidentschaftsdebatte 2020.“ Oktober 2020. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3z5ElTvTiECST1bf1gHwup.

ARD Podcast. „Der tagesschau Zukunfts-Podcast - Mal angenommen Trump verliert die US-Wahl? Was dann? Ein Gedankenexperiment.“ Oktober 2020. https://www.ardaudiothek.de/der-tagesschau-zukunfts-podcast-mal-angenommen/trump-verliert-die-us-wahl-was-dann-ein-gedankenexperiment/81723898.

BHC. “Panel Transatlantic Security and Foreign Policy Under Stress." September 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbJkqIP3W4c.

SCRIPTS Conference. 14-16 September 2020. “Global Leadership Crisis, Rising Inequalities, and Culture Wars: Contestations of the Liberal Script in North America.”

Deutschlandfunk. “Scharfe Rhetorik, Gespaltenes Land: Die USA vor der Präsidentschaftswahl”. August 2020. https://ondemand-mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2020/08/19/scharfe_rhetorik_gespaltenes_land_die_usa_vor_der_dlf_20200819_.

     


 

Doctoral Projects Supervised as First Adviser (Erstgutachter)

Cheung, Jessica

Approaches to Feminist Foreign Policy in Canada and Sweden

In Progress

Frost, Ana Constantina

Mechanisms of Conflict-Generated Diaspora Mobilization: The Central American Diasporas in the United States

In Progress

Schrot, Jacob

On the Evolution and Cyclicity of Great Powers: Global Power Dispersal and High Frequency Transition

In Progress

Winter, Elisabeth

Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century: Networks of Free Trade Agreements as Foreign Policy Instruments

In Progress

Kantor, Dorian

Politics as Law: Juridified Executive Unilateralism in the Global War on Terror

Defended 2019

Sanjana, Feroza

International Political Economy Meets Social Psychology: UNCTAD, Developing Countries and the Spread of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs)

Defended 2019

Koch, Mirijam

The Role of Interest Groups in US Sanctions Policy Towards Iran from 2007-2016

Defended 2019

Knecht, Sebastian

The Politics of Tiered Membership in Intergovernmental Organizations

Defended 2019

Dreher, Vincent

In Pursuit of Systemic Stability: Explaining International Financial Regulatory Policy Change after the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-09

Defended 2018

Großklaus, Mathias

The Intertextuality of Global Norms: Discursive Strategies and Incremental Change

Defended 2018

Venhaus, Marc

US Hegemony in Finance and China’s Ascent in Times of Global Financial Crisis: From Washington’s Dusk to Beijing’s Dawn?

Defended 2016

Knüpfer, Curd

Right-Wing Realities? News Media Fragmentation, Conservatism, and the Framing of U.S. Foreign Policy

Defended 2015

Regilme, Salvador

A Theory of Interest Convergence: Explaining the Impact of US Strategic Support on Southeast Asia’s Human Rights Situation, 1992-2013

Defended 2015




Summer 2021

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "The US in International Organizations". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "Inequality in the Global Order". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Multilateralism in Crisis". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "M.A. Colloqium Political Science". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter 2020/21

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "US Foreign Policy: System, State, and Public". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Mastercolloqium Political Science". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master & GSNAS Course: "Research Design and Methods for Political Science". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute

Lecturer, Master & GSNAS Course: "Inequalities in the Global Order". Political Science. John F. Kennedy Institute/Otto Suhr Institute

Summer 2020

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: " The Politics and Policies of the U.S. in International Organizations". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Mastercolloqium Political Science". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Rising Powers in World Politics". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Current topics in American Politics". [Co-taught with Christian Lammert]. Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Rationalities and Practices of Surveillance".[Co-taught with Markus Kienscherf]. Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Grad School Course:"Theories and Methods in Political and Social Science". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter 2019/20

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "US Foreign Policy: System, State and Public." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Research Design and Methods for Political Science". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Mastercolloquium Political Science". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Summer 2019

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "Rising Powers and the US in World Politics." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Rationalities and Practices of Surveillance". [Co-taught with Markus Kienscherf]. Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Mastercolloquium Politik". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter 2018/19

Lecturer, Master Course: "Ringvorlesung: Surveillance and Social Order." [Co-taught with Markus Kienscherf]. Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "U.S. Foreign Policy, System, State, and Public". Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Research Design and Methods for Political Science." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Summer 2018

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "The US in International Organizations." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: "Hegemonic Decline in Comparative Perspective." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Grad School Course: "Theories and Methods for Studying Interest Group Influence on Foreign Policy." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter 2017/18

- Sabbatical -

Summer 2017

Lecturer, Master Course: "American Hegemony in International Organizations." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "American Foreign Policy and Contemporary Global Challenges." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Colloquium: "Bachelor-Colloquium Politik." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter 2016/17

Lecturer, Master Course: "Introduction to Theories and Methods in Political Science." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "US Foreign Policy: System, State, and Public." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Grad School Course: "Theories and Methods in Political and Social Science Research." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Summer 2015

Lecturer, Master Course: "The US in the Middle East." [Co-taught with Jessica Gienow-Hecht]. Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: "Rising Powers in World Politics." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter 2014/15

Lecturer, Master Course: "Hegemony and Empire in the "American Century." Political Science. John-F.-Kennedy Institute/Otto-Suhr-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

TATAS - Trust and Transparency in an Age of Surveillance

In this DFG-funded research project the theoretical and empirical relationship between trust in government, government transparency, and security surveillance policies is studied by a comparative analysis of the US, Germany, and Poland. For more details on the research project visit the TATAS Blog.

 


   

Books

Trust and Transparency in an Age of Surveillance, Edited with Pawel Laidler. Forthcoming. Routledge Studies in Surveillance. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Trust-and-Transparency-in-an-Age-of-Surveillance/Laidler-Viola/p/book/9780367638160

The Closure of the International System: How Institutions Create Political Equalities and Hierarchies. 2020. Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series. Cambridge University Press. http://doi.org/10.1017/9781108612562

Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Explaining Institutional Development in World Politics (edited with Thomas Rixen and Michael Zürn). 2016. Oxford University Press. http://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779629.003.0001.

   


   

Articles and Chapters

“Die Strategische Rivalität mit China.“ 2021. In State of the Union: Langfristige Trends in der US-amerikanischen Innen- und Außenpolitik und ihre Konsequenzen für Europa, ed. by Marco Overhaus. SWP-Studie 2021/ S 06, https://www.swp-berlin.org/publications/products/studien/2021S06_Overhaus_State_of_Union.pdf.

“Systemically Significant States”: Tracing the G20’s Membership Category as a New Logic of Stratification in the International System. 2020. Global Society 34(3), 335-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600826.2020.1739630.

“US Strategies of Institutional Adaptation in the Face of Hegemonic Decline." 2020. Global Policy 11(53), 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12856.

“Indirect Governance and Global Financial Regulation.” (with T. Rixen). 2020. In The Governor’s Dilemma: Indirect Governance Beyond Principals and Agents, Edited by Kenneth W. Abbott, Bernhard Zangl, Duncan Snidal, and Philipp Genschel. Oxford University Press, 203-222. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198855057.003.0001.

“The 2020 US Presidential Election and the Transatlantic Relationship Under Stress.” 2020. Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 13, 237–246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12399-020-00814-9.

“Trump and the Transatlantic Relationship in Critical Perspective.” 2020. Perspectives on Politics 53(2), 355-356. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096519001951.

“Die USA und Internationale Organisationen: Eine Ambivalente Beziehung.” 2020. In Handbuch Politik USA, Edited by Christian Lammert, Markus Siewert, and Boris Vormann. Springer VS Verlag, 541-558. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-04125-0_45-1.

“Legitimacy and the Cognitive Sources of International Institutional Change: The Case of Regional Parliamentarization” (with T. Lenz, and A. Burilkov). 2019. International Studies Quarterly 63(4), 1094-1107. https://doi.org/10.1093/isq/sqz051.

“The G20 Through the Lens of Historical Institutionalism.” 2019. In The G20 and International Relations Theory: Perspectives on Global Summitry, Edited by Steven Slaughter. Edward Elgar Publishing, 116-134. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786432650.00011

“Trump und das Ende des Multilateralismus—schon wieder?“ 2018. In Die USA—eine scheiternde Demokratie?, Edited by Patrick Horst, Philipp Adorf, and Frank Decker. Campus Verlag, 271-290. https://www.campus.de/buecher-campus-verlag/wissenschaft/politikwissenschaft/die_usa_eine_scheiternde_demokratie-15126.html.

“Legitimacy and Institutional Change in International Organizations: A Cognitive Approach” (with Tobias Lenz). 2017. Review of International Studies 43(5), 939-961. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0260210517000201.

“US-amerikanische Außenpolitik unter Trump und die Krisen der Globalisierung.” 2017. Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 10, 329-383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12399-017-0657-6.

“Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Towards Explaining Change and Stability in International Institutions” (with Thomas Rixen). 2016. In Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Explaining Institutional Development in World Politics, Edited by Thomas Rixen, Lora Anne Viola, and Michael Zürn. Oxford University Press, 3-35. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779629.003.0001.

“Putting Path Dependence in its Place: Toward a Taxonomy of Institutional Change” (with Thomas Rixen). 2015. Journal of Theoretical Politics 26(3), 1-23. (Alexander George Award Winner, APSA). https://doi.org/10.1177/0951629814531667.

“Orchestration by Design: The G-20 in International Financial Regulation.” 2015. In International Organizations as Orchestrators, Edited by Kenneth W. Abbott. Cambridge University Press, 88-113. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9781139979696.006

“Die Rolle der USA in internationalen Organisationen: Primus inter Pares?” 2015. In Handbuch Politik USA, Edited by Christian Lammert, Markus Siewert, and Boris Vormann. Springer VS Verlag, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-04125-0_32-1.

“The Governance Shift: From Multilateral IGOs to Orchestrated Networks.” 2015. In Negotiated Reform: The Multilevel Governance of Financial Regulation, Edited by Renate Mayntz. Campus Verlag, 17-36. https://www.campus.de/buecher-campus-verlag/wissenschaft/politikwissenschaft/negotiated_reform-10194.html.

“Sovereign (In)equality in the Evolution of the International System” (with Duncan Snidal and Michael Zürn). 2015. In The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State, Edited by Stephan Leibfried. Oxford University Press, 221-236. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199691586.013.11

“The G-20 and Global Financial Regulation.” 2014. In Handbook of Global Economic Governance: Players, Power and Paradigms, Edited by Manuela Moschella, and Catherine Weaver. Routledge Press, 115-128. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203156377-8.

“Institutioneller Wandel durch Wettbewerb: Wie die Zivilgesellschaft die WHO verändert hat.“ 2013. In Die Politisierung der Weltpolitik: Umkämpfte internationale Institutionen, Edited by Michael Zürn, and Matthias Ecker-Ehrhardt. Suhrkamp Verlag, 287-311. https://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/die_politisierung_der_weltpolitik-_12659.html.

“Stratificatory Differentiation as a Constitutive Principle of the International System.” 2013. In Bringing Sociology to International Relations, Edited by Mathias Albert, Barry Buzan, and Michael Zürn. Cambridge University Press, 112-131. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9781139856041.009

“The Gulf of Tonkin Incident and Deception in American Foreign Policy.” 2013. In Revisiting the Sixties: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on America's Longest Decade, Edited by Laura Bieger, and Christian Lammert. Campus Verlag, 143-164. https://www.campus.de/buecher-campus-verlag/wissenschaft/kulturwissenschaften/revisiting_the_sixties-4483.html.

“Das Ende des American Century? Der Niedergang der globalen Hegemonie der USA und seine Auswirkungen auf die internationale Politik” 2011. In American Dream? Die demokratische Gesellschaft in der Krise, Edited by Adreas Etges, and Winfried Fluck. Campus Verlag, 159-176. https://www.campus.de/buecher-campus-verlag/wissenschaft/politikwissenschaft/american_dream-4065.html.