Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas

andreas.mehler [at]
Machtteilung nach Friedensabkommen, Gewaltsame Konflikte, Krisenprävention, Staat und Staatlichkeit, deutsche und französische Afrikapolitik
Regionale Schwerpunkte: 
Zentral- und Westafrika


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Andreas Mehler is director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor of Political Science at Freiburg University since October 2015 after having served as director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg (2002-2015). Mehler is member of the Centre of Security and Society at the University of Freiburg. He is co-editor (with Henning Melber of the academic open access review ‘Africa Spectrum’ (together with Henning Melber). With various co-editors, he has published the yearly ‘Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara’ at Brill publishers (Leiden; 2005 - ongoing). He is member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of African Affairs, Critique Internationale, and International Area Studies Review. Mehler is founding member and member of the board of CrossArea. He has been Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the German Association of African Studies (Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland, VAD; 2002-2016), member of the Board of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdiscipilinary Studies; 2008-2016), member of the advisory board of the initiative of Germany’s Federal President “Partnership with Africa” (2005-2008), and member of the advisory council on conflict prevention for the Federal German Government (2013-15).


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