Dr. Lars Brozus

Dr. Lars Brozus

Research Division: The Americas
Head of Research Division (a.i.)


phone:+49 30 88007-323

2006-2010 Managing Director, SFB 700 »Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood«, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin

2002-2006 Foreign Policy Advisor, German Parliament, Berlin

2001-2002 Research Associate, Institute for Political Science, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt

1995-2001 Research Associate, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University Bremen, Bremen

Areas of Expertise:

Democracy promotion, Fragile states, Nation- and state-building, Responsibility to protect

Strategic foresight, global governance, science-policy link

SWP Publications (selection):

Lars Brozus

Strategic Foresight for Multilateral Policy

Challenges, Opportunities and Success Factors

SWP Comment 2019/C 41, October 2019, 4 Pages


Lars Brozus (ed.)

While We Were Planning

Unexpected Developments in International Politics. Foresight Contributions 2018

SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 05, September 2018, 46 Pages
Lars Brozus

2022: The First Female Secretary - General of the United Nations

in: Lars Brozus (ed.)
While We Were Planning

Contributions to Research Papers 2018/RP 05, September 2018, 46 Pages, S. 26-30

Lars Brozus, Marco Overhaus

US Foreign Policy after the 2016 Elections

Presidential Contenders’ Opposing Concepts and Domestic Political Dynamics

SWP Comment 2016/C 33, July 2016, 4 Pages
Lars Brozus (ed.)

Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned

Scenarios of International Foreign and Security Policy. Foresight Contributions 2015

SWP Research Paper 2016/RP 01, January 2016, 56 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Lars Brozus

The Difficulty of Anticipating Global Challenges: The Lessons of COVID-19

in: Tom Bernes, Lars Brozus, Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky, et al., "Challenges of Global Governance Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic", Paper Series, Council on Foreign Relations, May 2020, pp. 6-9.
Lars Brozus, Christian Jetzlsperger, Gregor Walter-Drop


in: The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood, April 2018
Lars Brozus, Hanns Maull

Think Tanks and Foreign Policy

in: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, September 2017, 24 pages
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Rio de Janeiro) (ed.), Lars Brozus

Elements of a democratically-based anti-authoritarian Foreign Policy

in: World Politics of Security (XII Forte de Copacabana Conference - International Security: A European - South American Dialogue) January 2015, pp. 321-332
Lars Brozus, Jessica von Farkas

Germany and R2P

Common but Differentiated Responsibility?

in: Hanns Seidel Foundation et al. (eds.): The Responsibility to Protect - From Evasive to Reluctant Action? The Role of Global Middle Powers, Johannisburg, 2012, pp. 53-69

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Lars Brozus

Foresight can help in preparing better for nasty surprises

Systematic foresight can help policy-makers to prepare more effectively in targeting nasty surprises such as a global pandemic. However, they still have to balance competing interests, argues Lars Brozus.

Point of View, 08.04.2020
Lars Brozus

"No Crystal Ball"

The editor of the SWP study “While We Were Planning”, Lars Brozus, speaks about the potential benefits of scientifically grounded foresight.

Point of View, 13.09.2018
Oliver Geden, Lars Brozus

Beware the Rise of the Post-Factual Expert

Most researchers and experts strongly believe that myths, half-truths and lies are weaker than facts. It follows that populist parties and politicians peddling such fictions will ultimately disappoint their supporters. Oliver Geden and Lars Brozus beg to differ.

Point of View, 01.06.2017
Stephan Roll, Lars Brozus

The Regeni murder: Egypt′s repression of academics and journalists

The murder of an Italian academic one year ago was yet another tragic reminder that it is barely possible to conduct independent research in Egypt these days. But German and European policies on Egypt rely on scholarly analyses, say Stephan Roll and Lars Brozus.

Point of View, 01.02.2017
Lars Brozus, Oliver Geden

Study policymaking

What scientists should focus on - and fear - under Trump. Nine experts reflect on where researchers should direct their efforts during the next US administration.

in: Nature Opinion, 11.11.2016, (online)

SWP Research Papers

Anne Koch
On the Run in Their Own Country

Political and Institutional Challenges in the Context of Internal Displacement

Barbara Lippert, Volker Perthes (eds.)
Strategic Rivalry between United States and China

Causes, Trajectories, and Implications for Europe