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Dr. Matthew Stephen

Cohort 2008

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn & Prof. Dr. Philip Nel

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Global Governance Department

Research Fellow

Matthew Stephen completed his PhD at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies and the WZB in 2013. He has held visiting positions at the Hebrew University Berlin, the University of Sydney, and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). He has taught at the Free University Berlin, the University of Otago, the University of Potsdam, Charles University, and the Berlin Summer School for Social Science. He took up a position as a Research Fellow at the WZB in 2013, where he researches the impact of the rise of major developing countries on global governance.


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Title of PhD Thesis

Pivotal Rising Powers: India, Brazil, South Africa and Contestation in Global Governance.

Research Interests

International Relations

International Institutions

Rising Powers

Global Political Economy

Global Governance