International Affairs


Dr. Stephanie Hofmann

Dr. Lena Schaffer

Stefanie Walter
Universität Zürich

The International Relations section covers all aspects of international relations, such as international conflict and security, international political economy, international cooperation, international institutions and organizations, or the interaction between domestic and international factors. The section organizes workshops at the annual SPSA meeting in which a methodologically, empirically, and theoretically diverse set of papers are presented. 

The general aim of the SPSA international relations section is to offer a forum for international relations scholars in Switzerland. In particular, it aims to facilitate a stronger sense of community among international relations scholars in Switzerland, increase the visibility of Swiss international relations research both nationally and internationally, and support junior scholars in the Swiss international relations community.