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Sebastian von Münchow, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Security Studies and International/European Law
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

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.