Dr. Maren Wagner (née Hoepfner)

Acad. Director Doctoral Programme

Dr. Maren Wagner (née Hoepfner)

  • Short CV

    • Since 06/2020: Academic Director Doctoral Programme

    • Since 03/2018: Academic Development Manager

    • 07/2018 - 09/2019: Acting Academic Director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 10/2016 - 07/2017: Acting Academic Director of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • Since 10/2016: Equal Opportunity Commissioner of the GIGA

    • 01/2016 - 03/2018: Coordinator of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 05/2015 - 03/2018: Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 2015: PhD, University of Hamburg

    • 2010 - 2013: Doctoral Student at the Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers

    • 01/2012 - 03/2012: Guest researcher at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapur, Singapore

    • Internships at the Jakarta Post in Jakarta, at the Asian Institute of the GIGA in Hamburg and at the SWR in Stuttgart

    • Education: Studies of Communication Science with majors in Journalism, Politics and International Systems of Culture at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart.

    Current Research

    • Regional institutions and integration

    • The concept of emergence in IR theory

    • Critical realism

    • Philosophy of Science

    Countries and Regions

    • East Asia

    • Southeast Asia


    • German Association for Asian Studies, Membership in region-specific association or network, 2014 - 2019


    • Emergence, Complexity, Discourse: A Critical Realist Approach to Institutional Dynamics in East Asia

    Dr. Maren Wagner (née Hoepfner)

    Acad. Director Doctoral Programme

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-762maren.wagner@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020

    Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks, and European Strategies (GEM STONES)

    The rapid rise in the number of international institutions increases the complexity of the global system. Does this complexity strengthen or weaken the EU's capacity to interact with the world? This is the core question in GEM-STONES, an integrated research and PhD fellowship programme of 15 European institutions, coordinated by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The two early stage researchers who stay at the GIGA study regional integration processes and regional security governance.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2016-2020

    Panelist | 06/03/2020

    GEM-STONES Final Conference & AGORA Forum

    Cooperation Event Brussels: 05/03/2020 - 06/03/2020 Organisers: Free University of Brussels, LUISS University, University of Warwick, Universität Hamburg, University of Geneva, Copenhagen Business School, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Laval University, McKinsey and Company, Union of International Associations, Istituto Affari Internazionali, The Transatlantic Foundation, Polint, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Roundtable 3: Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism: Future of Regionalism and the EU

    Teaching | Kiel University | 2015

    The role of the United States in East Asia/the Asia-Pacific: a regional power?

    Kiel University Kiel Germany


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