Dr. Julia Strasheim


  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2017: Associate at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 07/2017: Körber Foundation’s German Dissertation Award, Securing Peace after Violent Conflicts

    • 05/2015 - 09/2017: Speaker of the Research Team "Institutions for Sustainable Peace"

    • Since 05/2012: Research Fellow at the GIGA, working in the research projects “Institutions for Sustainable Peace - Comparing Institutional Configurations for Divided Societies” and “Security Sector Reform and the Stability of Post-War Peace”

    • 2012 - 2016: Participant at the GIGA Doctoral Student Programme

    • 2008 - 2011: Internship experiences include the Goethe Institute in Helsinki, Finland; the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) in Prishtina, Kosovo; and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Hanoi, Vietnam

    • Education: PhD at Heidelberg University, “Interim Governments and the Stability of Peace”; MSSc in Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden; B.A. in Political Science at the University of Hamburg and Växjö University, Sweden

    Current Research

    • Post-conflict transitional governments

    • Institutional reform in post-conflict societies

    • Security Sector Reform (SSR)

    • Quantitative and qualitative methods

    Countries and Regions

    • Nepal

    Research Programmes


    • Interim Governments and the Stability of Peace


    • Leibniz Dissertation Award 2017
    • German Dissertation Award 2017

    Dr. Julia Strasheim



    Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik | 02/2022

    Nepal oder: Der unkonventionelle Frieden

    European Review of International Studies | 12/2021

    A Challenge to the Liberal Peace? European Union Peacebuilding faces China in Nepal

    Subindra Bogati

    Formerly Associate

    European Review of International Studies | 12/2021

    Introduction: Weathering the Storm?: The EU as a Global Peace and Security Actor in Turbulent Times

    PD Dr. Andreas Grimmel

    European Review of International Studies | Brill Academic Publishers | 12/2021

    Special Issue: Weathering the Storm? The EU as a Global Peace and Security Actor in Turbulent Times

    PD Dr. Andreas Grimmel

    Research Project | 01/05/2016 - 31/01/2020

    Security Sector Reform and the Stability of Post-War Peace

    Security Sector Reform (SSR) is commonly defined as changes in the structure and conduct of those state institutions responsible for the prosecution and punishment of non-legal manifestations of violence: the military, police, and judiciary. Scholars and practitioners alike thereby see the process of SSR as one of the most vital elements for creating a stable post-war peace. The project investigates the conditions for this process.
    DFG, 2016-2020

    Research Project | 01/01/2012 - 01/12/2017

    Institutions for Sustainable Peace - Comparing Institutional Options for Divided Societies and Post-Conflict Countries

    Two questions shape political agendas in violent and conflict affected societies: How can we stop the violence? And how can we prevent its recurrence? Comprehensive negotiated war terminations and external actors recommend and promote a set of institutional reforms (e.g., interim governments, power sharing, a substantial increase in political participation, and an accountable and democratically controlled security sector). This network project studies the success of particular institutional designs.
    Leibniz Association, 2012-2017

    Deutsche Welle | Mention | 26/11/2017

    Nepal vor historischer Parlamentswahl

    Speaker | 15/06/2017

    Credible Commitment Problems in Post-Conflict Disarmament and Demobilization Programmes: Comparative Evidence from Nepal and the DRC

    Conference 15/06/2017

    Panelist | 12/05/2016

    Flucht vor dem Frieden

    GIGA Talk GIGA Berlin Büro Friedrichstraße 206 - Eingang Zimmerstraße - 10969 Berlin: 12/05/2016 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Vorträge und Diskussion

    Speaker | 13/06/2013

    Presenting a Concept for a New Database on Institutions of the Security Sector (DSSI)

    Conference 13/06/2013

    Teaching | Heidelberg University | 2016

    Institutional Reforms in Post-Conflict Societies

    Heidelberg University Heidelberg Germany

    Teaching | Kiel University | 2015

    International conflict transformation after civil wars

    Kiel University Kiel Germany


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