Senior Lecturer
Trier University


Areas of Expertise
Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Diplomacy, Fragile States, Global Governance, International Organizations, International Sanctions, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, The Responsibility to Protect, United Nations

Region of Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa

In March 2018 Dr. Sascha Werthes took up the position as Senior Lecturer (International Relations and Foreign Policy) at the University Trier. From 2014 to 2018 he was Managing Director of the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, Academy for Crisis Prevention & Civil Conflict Management at the University Koblenz-Landau. Main research areas: International Relations, Conflict Transformation, Dynamics of Conflict and Peace Processes and Teacher Education. His current research interest include ‘Nonwar Communities: Exploring Local Potentials for Peace’, the ‘Impact of resource sector reforms on human security in post-conflict situations ‘, ‘theory and practice of international sanction policies’.

Recent Publications

Werthes, Sascha (2013): Die Sanktionspolitik der Vereinten Nationen. Rekonstruktion und Erklärung des Wandels der UN-Sanktionspraxis. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

Bosold, David/ Werthes, Sascha (2013): Human Security in Practice: Canadian and Japanese Experiences. In: Owen, Taylor (ed.): Human Security: Volume III: Policy and Advocacy. London et al.: SAGE: 245-260.

Büger, Christian/ Stockbrügger, Jan/ Werthes Sascha (2011): Pirates, Fishermen, and Peacebuilding: Options for a Sustainable Counter-Piracy Strategy in Somalia. In: Contemporary Security Policy, 32 (2), 356-381.

Werthes, Sascha/ Heaven, Corinne/ Vollnhals, Sven (2011): Assessing Human Insecurity Worldwide. The Way to A Human (In-)Security Index. Duisburg: Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen (INEF Report, 102/2011).

Debiel, Tobias/ Werthes, Sascha (Hrsg.) (2006): Human Security on Foreign Policy Agendas. Changes, Concepts and Cases. Duisburg: Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen (INEF Report, 80/2006).

Werthes, Sascha (2003): Probleme und Perspektiven von Sanktionen als politisches Instrument der Vereinten Nationen. Münster: LIT-Verlag.