Eberhard Sandschneider

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Bosch Public Policy Fellow


Current Fellow



Eberhard Sandschneider is a Bosch Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy. He holds a chair in Chinese politics and international relations at Freie Universität Berlin. Between 2003 and 2016, he was Otto Wolff Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Between 1995 and 1998, he was Professor of International Relations at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz. He was Managing Director of the Freie Universität's Otto Suhr Institute from October 1999 to March 2001 and served as Dean of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Freie Universität from 2001 to 2003.
Sandschneider's books include Globale Rivalen: Chinas unheimlicher Aufstieg und die Ohnmacht des Westens (Global Rivals: China’s Uncanny Rise and the Helplessness of the West, 2008) and Der erfolgreiche Abstieg Europas: Heute Macht abgeben um morgen zu gewinnen (Europe’s Successful Descent: Giving Away Power Today in Order to Win Tomorrow, 2011). He graduated from the Saar University in 1981 in English language and literature, classical philology, and political science.