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Professor Christoph Meyer

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

    2001
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

    1997

Research interests

European foreign, security and defence policy, including the role knowledge/intelligence; foresight, early warning and conflict prevention; constructivist approaches in international relations, especially strategic culture, norms, persuasion and learning, risks and intelligence; international political communication, especially media and violent conflict and European integration.

Biographical details

Christoph Meyer is Professor of European & International Politics at King’s College London as well as Vice-Dean Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He has written widely on issues relating to European foreign, security and defence policy, focusing in particular on the question of changing strategic cultures in Europe, threat perceptions and counter-terrorism, as well as the communication and perception of warning intelligence as part of major grant from the European Research Council (2008-2011). He is the PI (CoI Mike Goodman) on an ESRC-funded project on learning in European foreign policy in an era of surprise (INTEL). He has completed as CoPI a major EU-funded research project on the media and violent conflict (www.infocore.eu), in which he investigated the role of NGOs in shaping media coverage of conflict. Prof Meyer has published in leading journals in IR and political science, including (2016) Over- and Under-reaction to Transboundary Threats: Two Sides of a Misprinted Coin?’ (Journal of European Public Policy), ‘The Purpose and Pitfalls of Constructivist Forecasting: Implications of Strategic Culture Research for the European Union’s Evolution as a Military Power’ (International Studies Quarterly, 2011), Forecasting, Warning and Responding to Transnational Risks (Palgrave, 2011) and The Quest for a European Strategic Culture: Changing Norms on Security and Defence in the European Union (Palgrave, 2006), and Warning about War: Conflict, Persuasion and Foreign Policy (CUP, 2019).

Christoph Meyer studied political science and sociology in Hamburg before completing an MPhil (1997) and a PhD in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2001. Afterward he worked as a visiting researcher at the Max Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies, Research Associate at the University of Cologne, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies in Brussels, and Lecturer at the Birkbeck College London before joining King’s in 2007. At King's he was the first Head of the new Department of European & International Studies between 2011-2015 and is serving since October 2016 as the first Vice-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.

Editorial activity

with G. Edwards) of Special Issue of Journal of Common Market Studies on European Responses to Terrorism (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2008 → …

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of European Stagiares Journal (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

1998 → …

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Managing section editor (EU) Cambridge Review of International Affairs (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

19961997

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Participation in conference

Keynote speech in Brussels, on symposium on "Europe of the Media - Media for Europe"

Christoph Meyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Jun 2007 → …

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Workshop papers, at Recon-Conference in Bremen

Christoph Meyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)

May 2007 → …

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Research Paper presented at the Annual ISA Conference (Chicago)

Christoph Meyer (Speaker)

2007 → …

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Birkbeck public lectures on Political Utopia and on Counterterrorism

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2006 → …

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Research Paper presented at the at the Annual BISA conference in Cork

Christoph Meyer (Speaker)

2006 → …

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Birkbeck public lectures, on Counterterrorism

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2006 → …

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Birkbeck public lectures, on Political Utopia

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2006 → …

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Connex-Conference in Amsterdam

Christoph Meyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2005 → …

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Invited speech at journalist symposium in Wroclaw (Breslau)

Christoph Meyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2005 → …

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the University of Bremen and the Science Centre Berlin

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2005 → …

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the University of Bremen and the Science Centre Berlin

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2005 → …

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Conference

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2004 → …

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Research Paper presented at the at the ECPR conference in Bologna

Christoph Meyer (Speaker)

2004 → …

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Conference

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2004 → …

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Jean Monnet Lecture in Hannover

Christoph Meyer (Invited speaker)

2003 → …

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media workshop at EUI

Christoph Meyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)

2003 → …

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Research Paper presented at the at the EUSA conference in Nashville

Christoph Meyer (Speaker)

2003 → …

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Research Paper presented at the ECPR in Bordeaux

Christoph Meyer (Speaker)

2002 → …

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Govecor-Midterm and End of Project Conference

Christoph Meyer (Chair)

2001 → …

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Organisation of GOVECOR Mid-term and End of Project conference in Brussels

Christoph Meyer (Organiser)

2001 → …

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Research Paper presented at the ECSA-CA in Quebec

Christoph Meyer (Speaker)

2000 → …

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Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Centre for European Policy Studies

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2001 → …

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Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

This is why Brexit is so hard – and why there’s really only one option left for Theresa May

Christoph Meyer (Reviewer)

1 Oct 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

The Cassandra Curse: Why We Heed Some Warnings, And Ignore Others

Christoph Meyer (Reviewer)

17 Sep 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

As NGOs fill gaps in news media coverage, should we be worried?

Christoph Meyer (Contributor)

8 Jan 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Publication peer-review

Journal of Contemporary European Research (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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SECURITY STUDIES (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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AFRICAN MUSIC (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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Cambridge Review of International Affairs (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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Journal of European Integration (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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European Integration Online Papers (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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Routledge (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH (Journal)

Christoph Meyer (Editor)

2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Written evidence on the relationship between NATO and European Defence Policy in response to request from House of Common's Defence Committee

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2007 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Academic input paper for EU Commission workshop on European Research Area

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2007 → …

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Study on the Commission's External Communication for Commission Screening Group

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2007 → …

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Evaluation study on EU Education and Citizenship Policies prepared for and presented to European Parliaments Committee on Budgets

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2006 → …

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Various policy briefs for Centre for European Policy Studies

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2001 → …

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Various policy briefs for Oxford Analytica (Consultancy)

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

the University Association for European Studies (UACES)

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2001 → …

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the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2001 → …

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the British International Studies Association (BISA)

Christoph Meyer (Member)

2001 → …

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the British Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Christoph Meyer (Fellow)

2001 → …

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