Joachim Koops, PhD

  • Position :
  • Dean / Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Department :
  • Academic Administration / International Affairs
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0) 2 614 81 74
  • E-mail :
  • jkoops@vub.ac.be
  • Nationality :
  • German
  • Languages :
  • English, German
  • Education :
  • PhD in Political Science (Major), Sociology and Macroeconomics (Minors) - University of Kiel, Germany (2009)

     

    Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) - Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, University of Oxford (2006)

     

    Postgraduate Diploma in Law / Common Professional Exam in Law - Oxford Brookes University, UK (2005)

     

    MSc in European Politics, Law and Economics - University of Turku, Finland (2004)

     

    BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) - University of Oxford, UK (2003)

  • Teaching :
  • University of Kiel (2006 - 2009)

    • "International Organizations in World Politics" (MA Political Science)
    • "Effective Multilateralism in Theory and Practice (MA Political Science)
    • "United Nations Peacekeeping" (BA Political Science)

    Vesalius College: 2009-present

    • Introduction to International Relations
    • Policies of the European Union
    • United Nations and Global Governance
    • International Organizations and Global Governance
    • European Peace & Security Studies
    • The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
    • International Affairs Capstone

    University of Southern California (2010 - present)

    • Course Director, European Foreign Security Policy Summer School (2010)
    • Course Instructor, Europea and Global Approaches to Security (2011 - present)

    Institute for European Studies, VUB (2010 - present)

    • "Common Security and Defence Policy" (MA in European Integration & Development)

    Universite libre de Bruxelles (2013-2014)

    • "European Security" (MA in International Relations)
  • Research area(s) :
    • The European Union as an international actor and 'Integrative Power'
    • The theory and practice of (effective) multilateralism and global governance
    • Inter-organizational cooperation and rivalry (with special focus on NATO, the EU, United Nations and African Union)
    • Crisis management, peacekeeping and peacebuilding (including the Responsibility to Protect / Rebuild)
  • Research Project(s) :
  • Command and Control in Peacekeeping and Crisis Management: A comparative Analysis of UN, EU and NATO Approaches - Funded by the French Ministry of Defence (November 2012-June 2013)

     

    Deepening the EU’s Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Funded by the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) 124,000 Euros (brought to the IES, VUB). In Partnership with FRIDE and Gulf Research Centre (January 2012-August 2014)

     

    Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect

    Research and Advice Project with Madariaga Foundation, Global Action to Prevent War, Global Governance Institute and the International Coalition for R2P (August 2011-August 2012)

     

    UN-EU Observatory - In cooperation with the Global Governance Institute and the State University New York. Assessing EU-UN Cooperation in peace, security and human rights issues (May 2010-May 2012)

     

    The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor: Policies, Processes and Performance, in cooperation with the Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Interdisciplinary research project, involving lecture series and contributions from academic and policy-oriented partners. Output: Lecture Series and Edited Volume (to be published with PalgraveMacMillan) (December 2009-August 2012)

     

    NATO’s Influence on the EU’s Evolution as an International Security Actor - In cooperation with Knud Erik Jørgensen (University of Arhus, Denmark) Oriol Costa (Unversitat Autònoma de Barcelona) (January 2010-May 2011)

     

    The EU as a Global Actor in the UN Reform Process - In cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome and with a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation; Researcher, Project Manager and Coordinator; The Project focuses on a comprehensive analysis of the EU’s role in the UN Reform process in the fields of Military Crisis Management, Peacebuilding and Human Rights (August 2007-August 2010)

     

    10 Years of SHIRBRIG: Past Lessons and Future Potentials of the United Nations Standby High Readiness Brigade. - With an external grant from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt: Abteilung für Vereinte Nationen und Globale Fragen). Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher. Output: Report for the German Foreign Office. Public version published by the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin (May 2007-January 2008)

  • Selected Publications :
  • EDITED VOLUMES / MONOGRAPHS

    Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy and Paul D. Williams (eds.) Oxford Handbook on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (pre-released in 2014 at Oxford Handbooks Online).

     

    Joachim A. Koops and Gjovalin Macaj (eds.) The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor, PalgraveMacMillan (to be published in 2014).

     

    Daniel Fiott and Joachim A. Koops (eds.) The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalisation, Basingstoke: PalgraveMacMillan, 2014.

     

    Rafael Biermann and Joachim A. Koops (eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations, PalgraveMacMillan (2015, forthcoming).

     

    The European Union as an Integrative Power? Assessing the EU's 'Effective Multilateralism' towards NATO and the United Nations, Brussels: VUBPress - Brussels University Press, 2011, 500pp.

     

    BOOK CHAPTERS / JOURNAL ARTICLES

    KOOPS, Joachim A., MACQUEEN, Norrie, TARDY, Thierry & WILLIAMS, Paul D.. 2015. Introduction: The United Nations and Peacekeeping, in KOOPS, Joachim A., MACQUEEN, Norrie, TARDY, Thierry & WILLIAMS, Paul D. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A. & TARDY, Thierry. 2015. The United Nations' Inter-organizational Relations in Peacekeeping, in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A., MACQUEEN, Norrie, TARDY, Thierry & WILLIAMS, Paul D.. 2015. UN Peacekeeping Operations: Early Experiences 1948 - 1963, in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A., MACQUEEN, Norrie, TARDY, Thierry & WILLIAMS, Paul D.. 2015. Cold War Peacekeeping 1964 - 1987 in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A., MACQUEEN, Norrie, TARDY, Thierry & WILLIAMS, Paul D.. 2015. Post-Cold War Peacekeeping 1988 - 1998, in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A. . 2015. United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA), in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    JUERGENLIEMK, Hubertus & KOOPS, Joachim A.. 2015. United Nations Aouzou Strip Observer Group (UNASOG), in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A.. 2015. United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT), in  Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A., MACQUEEN, Norrie, TARDY, Thierry & WILLIAMS, Paul D.. 2015. Peacekeeping in the Twentieth Century 1999 - 2013, in Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford: Oxford University Press

     

    KOOPS, Joachim A. & MACAJ, Gjovalin. 2014. The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor, in Koops, Joachim and Macaj Gjovalin (eds.) The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-15. More information

     

    FIOTT, Daniel & KOOPS, Joachim A.. 2014. Introduction, in FIOTT, Daniel & KOOPS, Joachim A. (eds.) The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalization, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. More information

     

    VAN WILLIGEN, Niels and KOOPS, Joachim A. (2015) The EU's Relations with NATO and OSCE, in Tonra et al (eds) Sage Handbook of European Union Foreign Policy, SAGE

     

    'Inter-organizational Approaches', in Knud Erik Jørgensen and Katie V. Laatikainen (eds.) Europe and International Institutions: Performance, Policies, Power, London: Routledge Handbook Series, 2013. More information.

     

    'Providing for Peacekeeping: Contributor Profile of Belgium', New York: International Peace Institute, available online (with Edith Drieskens), 2 October 2012.

     

    'The European Union's Relations with Core International Organizations: The Track-Record So Far' in Joaquin Roy (ed.) (2012) The State of the Union(s): The Eurozone Crisis, Comparative Regional Integration and the EU Model, Miami: Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, pp. 117 - 129. Read it here.

     

    Daniel Fiott, Robert Zuber and Joachim Koops (eds.) (2012) Operationalising the Responsibility to Protect: Contributions to the Third Pillar Approach, Brussels: Madariaga Foundation, Global Governance Institute, Global Action to Prevent War & International Coalition for RtoP.

     

    'Peace Operations Partnerships: Assessing Cooperation Mechanisms between Secretariats', ZIF Policy Briefing, March 2012, Berlin: Centre for International Peace Operations. Available online.

     

    'Syria: A Responsibility to Protect? The Just Case vs. the Valid Case', Strategic Snapshot No. 5, Group on Grand Strategy, 2012, available online.

     

    'NATO's Influence on the Evolution of the European Union as a Security Actor', in Oriol Costa and Knud Erik Jørgensen (eds.) (2012) The Influence of International Institutions on the European Union, Basingstoke: PalgraveMacMillan. Browse the book and chapter on Google Books here.

     

    Inconvenient Multilateralism: The Challenges of the EU as a Player in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Jan Wetzel (ed.) (2011) The EU as a Global Player in Human Rights, London: Routledge, pp. 71 - 86 (with Gjovalin Macaj). Click here for more information.

     

    Das Ende der Multinationalen UN-Eingreiftruppe (SHIRBRIG): Hintergruende, Lehren und Konsequenzen, in Vereinte Nationen / German Review of the United Nations, 01/2011.

     

    Unstrategic Partners: NATO and the European Union’, in Werner Kremp and Berthold Meyer (eds.) (2010) Entangling Alliance: 60 Jahre NATO. Geschichte, Gegenwart, Zukunft, Trier: Wissenschaftsverlag. Read it here.

     

    The European Union and NATO: Shrewd Interorganizationalism in the Making?, in Knud Erik Jørgensen (ed.) The European Union and International Organizations, London: Routledge, 2009 (with Johannes Varwick). Browse through it on Google Books.

     

    Military Crisis Management: The Challenge of Inter-organizationalism, Special Issue of Studia Diplomatica, 62, (3), Brussels: Egmont – Royal Institute for International Affairs (Editor). Read it here.

     

    Introduction, in Joachim A. Koops (ed.) Military Crisis Management: The Challenge of Inter-organizationalism, Special Issue of Studia Diplomatica, 62, (3), Brussels: Egmont – Royal Institute for International Affairs, 2009.

     

    Effective Inter-organizationalism? Lessons Learned from the Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG), in Joachim A. Koops (ed.) Military Crisis Management: The Challenge of Inter-organizationalism, Special Issue of Studia Diplomatica, 62, (3), Brussels: Egmont – Royal Institute for International Affairs, 2009.

     

    SHIRBRIG Lessons Learned Report, Copenhagen: Danish Ministry of Defence, July 2009 (in cooperation with the SHIRBRIG Planning Element).

     

    Towards Effective and Integrative Inter-organisationalism’, in Kathrin Brockmann, Hans Bastian Hauck and Stuart Reigeluth (eds.) From Conflict to Regional Stability: Linking Security and Development, Berlin: Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik 2008. Read it here.

     

    Ten Years of SHIRBRIG: Lessons Learned, Development Prospects and Strategic Opportunities for Germany, GPPi Research Paper No. 11, Berlin: Global Public Policy Institute, 2008. (with Johannes. Varwick) Read it here.

     

    Norge bør støtte unik FN-Brigade (Norway should support unique UN-Brigade), OCGG Security Recommendation No .7, Oxford: Oxford Council on Good Governance, November 2008, (with Andre Nilsen).

     

    UN SHIRBRIG and EU Battlegroups, OCGG Security Recommendation No.6, Oxford: Oxford Council on Good Governance, December 2007. Read it here.

     

    Exporting Stability or Importing Instability? The European Union at the Crossroads’, (in Johannes Varwick / Kai-Olaf Lang (eds.) European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU Policy towards the New Neighbours, Opladen/Farmington Hills: Budrich Publishers. (with Johannes Varwick) Read it here.

  • Other relevant information:
  • Advisor of the Head of the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security (DPKO / DPA) - advising on strengthening inter-organizational cooperation and coordination between the UN, NATO and EU. (May & June 2012)

     

    Advisor, Office of the Head of the Partnerships Team, Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York. (July - August 2012)

     

    Lessons Learned Advisor of the Chief of Staff of the Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG), Hovelte, Denmark (Advising the Chief of Staff and the Permanent Planning Element on the Lessons Learned Process and Evaluation of its 13 years of activities). (November 2008 - July 2009)

     

    Expert and Evaluator for the Ethics Review Committee of the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation (7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development).

     

    Scientific Evaluator, Proposals in the field of "Security" and "International Cooperation", European Commission, DG Research & Innovation (7th Framework Programm for Research and Technological Development).

     

    Appointed Member of the Expert Working Group on 'Dual Use and Misuse of Scientific Research in the field of Security', European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Ethics Unit

  • Honours & Awards :
    • LISBOAN Award for Outstanding and Innovative Teaching
      LISBOAN Network of European Universities / European Commission Life-Long Learning Programme
      June 2013
      2013 Award for Outstanding and Innovative Teaching for my Senior Seminar/Capstone Course "From Theory to Post-Lisbon Practice: Policy Analysis and Policy Advice" – The Arab Spring and the EU’s Approach to the Maghreb".

     

    • Germany Ministry of Education - Scholarship of Excellence for the Promotion of Young Talent
      Germany Ministry of Education / Naumann Foundation for Freedom
      April 2007
      Fully funded PhD Scholarship from the Germany Ministry of Education (Begabtenfoerderungswerk).