Dr Julian Pänke is Lecturer in European Politics and academic lead for Social Sciences for the Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences undergraduate degrees at the University of Birmingham.
Julian is particularly interested in the international relations of Europe. His research explores EU foreign policy, the impact of history on foreign policy making and currently how tensions between nation- and empire building shape a state’s external behaviour. Thus, more broadly the relation between culture and power. From a regional perspective, Julian has focused on Central and Eastern Europe as well as the EU’s relations with Arab states.