Dr. Sascha Arnautović

AIES Associate Fellow


Sascha Arnautović studied political science, English and German language and literature at the University of Cologne, where he graduated in February 2005 before receiving his Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in February 2016.

In 2005, Sascha Arnautović initiated and founded the Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Policy (KFIBS), a registered association located in Brühl (near Cologne). He has been working as a project manager, chairman and secretary for KFIBS since March 2006. Most recently, he worked as a research assistant for the Bonn Academy for Research and Teaching of Practical Politics (BAPP), which is part of the University of Bonn.

As from January 2018, political scientist Sascha Arnautović will start working as a self-employed person in the consulting and services sector. At the same time, he is an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) with a special focus on the following areas of expertise: British foreign and European policy, German foreign and European policy, transatlantic (security) relations as well as security challenges and security policy in the Western Balkans with a country focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In the summer semester of 2019, Sascha Arnautović will have a teaching assignment for the seminar "Qualitative Methods" in political science at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, which he will continue with two courses in the summer semester of 2020: one module "Introduction to International Relations" and another module "Qualitative Methods in Political Science." In the winter semester 2020/2021, he also received a teaching assignment, this time for the module "Theories and Methods of Comparative Politics." The course will again take place in digital form. On request of the Professorship of European Studies and International Relations at the University of Würzburg, he will take on a lectureship in political science for the online seminar "U.S. Alliance Politics under President Biden: Is a Revitalization of the Transatlantic Alliance Possible?".

From December 2019 till July 2020 he was a member of the enlarged board of the Bonn section of the "Gesellschaft für Sicherheitspolitik" (GSP), a registered association located in Bonn (with a special focus on security policy). As a board member, he was responsible for the coordination of the "Junge GSP" and the media work of the GSP Bonn section. In the meantime, he has been sent to the GSP Cologne section, where he has been the section chief since August 2020. Since December 2020, he has been the owner of the content creation agency "Wortaffin," a newly founded small business located in Brühl, Rhineland. He works for "Wortaffin" as a copywriter, an editor and a project manager.