Dr. Julia Leininger

Department: Governance, Statehood, Security

Function: Head of department

Specialization: Political Scientist



Work areas:
  • Political order and development
  • Transformation of political regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • International Cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Religion and Politics
  • Global Governance / International Organisations

  • Regional Coordinator Sub-Sahara Africa

Responsibilities in education and training:
  • Democracy, democratization and development
  • Democracy promotion
  • Civil society and development
  • Development cooperation and German foreign policy


since 09/2014German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Department "Governance, Statehood, Security"
Head of Department (active)
since 02/2010 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Department "Governance, Statehood, Security"
2006-2008German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Department II: Competitiveness and Social Development
2005-2008Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Associated with PRIF/ Research Associate
Project: Democracy Promotion through International Organisations
2004-2008PhD at University of Heidelberg
2004-2006Heinrich Boell Foundation
Freelancer for topics concerning the United Nations and International Law
11/2005-02/2006UNDP Mali
Department for "Democratic Governance"
Worked in electoral assistance and wrote report on resources mobilizing
05/2005-06/2005Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
1999-2003University of Heidelberg
Project assistant
06/2004-10/2004Free University of Berlin
Editorial staff of the project "Global City Regions"
1999-2000Universidad Católica in Santiago de Chile
Studies of political science and literature
1997-2003University of Heidelberg
Studies in Political Science, Portuguese Literature and International Law

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



E-mail Julia.Leininger@remove-this.die-gdi.de
+49 (0)228 94927-160
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130

In the media

"Migration gestalten". Fluchtursachen an der Wurzel packen
3Sat Makro: Preliminary Interview with Julia Leininger
17 September 2015


In the media

Mehr Einsatz in Afrika
13 February 2014

In the media

Mali: Mit deutscher Hilfe zur Versöhnung
Deutsche Welle
6 February 2014

In the media

Verpasste Chancen statt Neubeginn in Mali
Deutsche Welle
12 December 2013

In the media

Mali steckt im Machtkampf fest
Julia Leininger on Deutsche Welle Online
11 December 2012