Prof. Dr. Monika Heupel

Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Monika Heupel (Foto: WZB)
Foto: WZB


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

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Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Department
Former Staff Member of the Research Department

Research fields

Internationalization of the rule of law | Security Studies | Global human rights policy | Theories of institutional change


Monika Heupel was a senior research fellow at the WZB unit Global Governance from October 2009 until the end of 2014. After she finished her master studies at the University of Warwick on “The West and ’Islamic Fundamentalism’: A Foucauldian Analysis with Emphasis on Discourses on Sudan”, she started her doctoral studies at the University of Bremen. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the United Nations University, Tokyo (2005–2006), and a Transatlantic Post-Doctorate Fellow for International Relations and Security at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin; at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.; and at Chatham House, London (2006–2008). Later, she was a research associate at the Free University of Berlin, at the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy (2008–2009). Since September 2014, she is Junior Professor for Political Science at the University of Bamberg.

Selected Publications

Heupel, Monika (2013): "With Power Comes Responsibility. Human Rights Protection in United Nations Sanctions Policy". In: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 4, S. 771-795. (Vorab online publiziert 6. Februar 2012)
Heupel, Monika (2009): "Multilateral Sanctions against Terror Suspects and the Violation of Due Process Standards". In: International Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 2, S. 307-321.

Heupel, Monika (2008): Combining Hierarchical and Soft Modes of Governance: The UN Security Council's Approach to Terrorism and WMD Proliferation after 9/11, in: Cooperation and Conflict 34:1, 2008, 7-29.

Heupel, Monika (2007): Adapting to Transnational Terrorism: The UN Security Council’s Evolving Approach to Terrorism, in: Security Dialogue 38:4, 2007, 477-499.

Heupel, Monika (2006): Shadow-Trade War Economies and their Challenge to Peacebuilding, in: Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) 9:2, 2006, 140-169.