Sebastian von Münchow, Ph.D.

Sebastian von Münchow, Ph.D.
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Sebastian von Münchow, Ph.D.

Sebastian von Münchow, Ph.D.

Course Director
European Security Seminar – East

Dr. Sebastian von Münchow is a lecturer of security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Dr. von Münchow studied law at the Free University of Berlin, the Université de Lausanne and the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. After receiving the Masters of Law, he took the Berlin bar exam.

He earned his doctorate in international relations from the University of Vienna. His thesis focused on the United Nation mission in Cambodia as a case study for multilateral engagements in post conflict peace-building.

Dr. von Münchow then worked for the field missions of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in Kosovo where he led the legislative reform section. He has also served in the Police Assistance Mission of the European Union in Tirana. Later, in Brussels, he joined the Office of the Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe where he headed several initiatives to strengthen the home and justice sectors in the Balkans.

After returning to Germany, Dr. von Münchow became a government official and worked for several years in the Federal Chancellery where he dealt with questions related to security issues, parliamentary oversight and terrorism.


European Security Seminar EU – NATO Cooperation: Seminar Report,” (with Matthew RhodesMarshall Center Security Perspectives, no. 22 (June 2021).

COVID-19 and Triage,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 11, No. 1, 2021: 46-53.

Post-Corona Europe: Challenges from the Far East,” IRMO Brief Series, no. 4 (April 2020).

A Difficult Passage: North Macedonia’s turn to the West,” (with Bekim Maksuti) per Concordiam: Journal of European Security and Defense Issues 10, no. 2 (Spring 2015): 42-45.

COVID-19: How To Implement A Lockdown in A Democratic Context,” Marshall Center Security Insights, no. 57 (April 2020).

The Benefits of Civilian-Military Cooperation,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security and Defense Issues 6, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 48-51.

Aftermath of the Terror Attack on Breitscheid Platz Christmas Market: Germany’s Security Architecture and Parliamentary Inquiries,” Marshall Center Occasional Papers, no. 28 (July 2017).

Macedonia Revisited,” (with Bekim Maksuti) Marshall Center Security Insights, no. 19 (May 2017).

Parliamentary Attempts to Investigate Berlin’s Vehicular Ramming Attack,” (with Lena Hantschke) Connections: The Quarterly Journal 16, no. 2 (2017): 25-39.

Revisiting Convergence: Adapting Europe’s Security Strategy to Emerging Challenges,” Marshall Center Security Insights, no.13 (March 2016).

Security Agencies and Parliamentary Committees of Inquiry in Germany: Transparency vs. Confidentiality,” Connections: The Quarterly Journal 12, no. 4 (2013): 51-74.

Some Reflections on the Stability Pact Initiative to Fight Organized Crime,” Bundesheer.

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