Dr. Siddharth Tripathi


Visiting Lecturer (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)


Nordhäuser Straße 84 / room 0112

Visiting address

Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 84
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Dr. Siddharth Tripathi

Short Biography

Dr. Siddharth Tripathi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of International and Security Affairs at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin. His primary interest lies in non-western perspectives in IR and peace and conflict studies. His other research and teaching interests include Foreign Policy of India and the European Union. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt where he examined the legitimacy of peace missions and the link between external actors and informal power networks in post-conflict societies. In his PhD at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, he examined the role of the European Union in mitigating conflicts by evaluating its civilian crisis management missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan. As part of his research at the doctoral and postdoctoral level, he has conducted extensive fieldwork in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Berlin and Brussels.

Apart from research, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), University of Delhi. He facilitated courses and coordinated the diploma programme on Conflict Transformation and Peace Building at the Aung San Suu Kyi Centre for Peace at LSR. He has held visiting positions at Institute of Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), and Free University, Berlin. He was nominated as one of the youngest members of the State Planning Commission, Uttar Pradesh, India. Currently, he is editing the Rowman and Littlefield Handbook on Peace and Conflict Studies: Perspectives from the Global South(s) with Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter.

Courses taught at the Brandt School

Summer Term 2022

  • Research Colloquium

Fall Term 2021/22

  • Peace and Conflict Studies: Revisiting the Field
  • Informal Politics in Fragile States: Between Corruption and Stability (with Solveig Richter)

Summer Term 2021

  • Research Colloquium
  • Peace and Conflict Studies: Mapping the field

Summer Term 2019

  • CSMP: (Re-)Building States: Legitimacy of International Intervention in the Balkans

Summer Term 2018

  • CSMP: Justice and Reconciliation