Anja Jetschke is Professor of International Relations at the University of Goettingen and currently the Vice-President of the German Political Science Association. Her research interests focus on the design and effects of international institutions, with a particular focus on regional organizations in Asia. Her Comparative Regional Organizations Project (CROP) currently develops the world’s largest database on regional organizations with the aim of evaluating the explanatory power of a neglected determinant of institutional design: the diffusion of institutional designs among regional organisations.
From 2012-2015 she headed a research program on international governance at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Hamburg) and was an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg. She also held research fellowships at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Ohio State University and the University of Berlin. Her publications include many articles and chapters on comparative regionalism, ASEAN, and the AICHR, and a prize-winning book, Human Rights and State Security: Indonesia and the Philippines (2011). Her doctorate is from the European University (Florence).