Author Archive: Wolfgang Seibel

Wolfgang Seibel

Wolfgang Seibel is a Professor of Political and Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He held guest professorships at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University and the Central European University, Budapest. He was twice a temporary member of the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin. In 2009, he was elected member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science. His latest publications include “Arduous Learning or New Uncertainties? The Emergence of German Diplomacy in the Ukrainian Crisis” (Global Policy, 2015), "Persecution and Rescue. The Politics of the ‘Final Solution’ in France, 1940‐1944” (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and “Verwaltung verstehen. Eine theoriegeschichtliche Einführung” [Understanding Public Administration. A History-of-Theory-based Introduction] (Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft 2016). Address: University of Konstanz, Department of Politics and Public Administration, 78457 Konstanz, Germany, phone +49 (0)7531 88-3684,

Germany and Syria: Rebirth from the Rubbles Possible?

Germany and Syria: Rebirth from the Rubbles Possible?

In a conference for the launch of a supplementary study programme for a group of Syrian scholarship holders at the University of Konstanz, Wolfgang Seibel, a professor of Political and Administrative Science at the University of Konstanz, presented a keynote on important historical facts of Middle East politics over the 20th century and Germany’s resurrection from rubbles after the Second World War, highlighting the role of leadership, institution building and the privileges, responsibilities and obligations come along with them.

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