Philipp Neubauer has been a researcher with the IFSH since October 2018. Until June 2022, he worked within the DFG funded project “International Police Missions”. In January 2022, he joined the IFSH’s “Research and Knowledge Transfer Office Security Sector Reform (SSR Hub)” that is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office. As part of the SSR Hub, he is permanently seconded to the Directorate-General for Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation, Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Assistance of the German Federal Foreign Office. As member of the SSR team he researchers and advises on questions regarding Security Sector Reform. From 2014 to 2018, he worked for two members of the German Bundestag. He studied in Edinburgh, Montreal and Berlin. During his studies, he received a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Since April 2019, he has been a doctoral candidate at the University of Hamburg.

Research Profile | Current Projects

During his time with the IFSH Philipp Neubauer has focused his research on the role and work of police officers as members of international missions to (re-)build state security organs in conflict-affected states. He has been especially interested in the training and preparation of police officers for their work in missions abroad. Beyond that, he is interested in broader questions of civilian crisis management and the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy.

Selected Publications