# Teaching

## 2021 - Fall - Domestic Politics and International Cooperation

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2021

The goal of this course is to further familiarize students with questions surrounding international cooperation. The focus lies on approaching international cooperation from a “two-level” perspective, in which governments are situated between national and international actors. Initially, we will develop an understanding of Putnam’s two-level game and look at the bargains that take place on an international and on a national level. Subsequently, we will try to answer questions revolving around the reasons for delegating to international organizations or why there is variation in the design of international organizations.

## 2021 - Fall -Introduction to International Cooperation

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2021

The goal of this class is to introduce the varying forms and causes of international cooperation. By focusing on theories of cooperation, students will learn to critically assess cooperative agreements. By introducing empirical research on different types of cooperation, students will familiarize themselves with a broad range of cooperative arrangements. Empirically, this class relies on case-studies of specific agreements and arenas as well as large-N quantitative studies. Thereby, exposing students repeatedly to key methods of scholarship about international relations.

## 2021 - Spring - Domestic Politics and International Cooperation

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2021

The goal of this course is to further familiarize students with questions surrounding international cooperation. The focus lies on approaching international cooperation from a “two-level” perspective, in which governments are situated between national and international actors. Initially, we will develop an understanding of Putnam’s two-level game and look at the bargains that take place on an international and on a national level. Subsequently, we will try to answer questions revolving around the reasons for delegating to international organizations or why there is variation in the design of international organizations.

## 2021 - Spring - Quantitative Methods in International Relations

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2021

This course will teach students how to address social science questions in the fields of international relations and European integration by analyzing quantitative data in R. The course will introduce students to R, a free and versatile software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Students will learn about data management, basic principles for statistical inference, techniques for dealing with continuous and binary dependent variables and data visualization.

## 2020 - Fall - Determinants of International Cooperation

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2020

The goal of this course is to further familiarize students with questions surrounding international cooperation. The focus lies on approaching international cooperation from a “two-level” perspective, in which governments are situated between national and international actors. Initially, we will develop an understanding of Putnam’s two-level game and look at the bargains that take place on an international and on a national level. Subsequently, we will try to answer questions revolving around the reasons for delegating to international organizations in the first place, and why there is variation in the design of international organizations. Methodologically the focus of this class will be on the intersection of formal mathematical logic and statistical analyses.

## 2020 - Fall - Introduction to International Cooperation

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2020

The goal of this class is to introduce the varying forms and causes of international cooperation. By focussing on theories of cooperation, students will be able to critically assess cooperative arrangements. By introducing empirical research on different types of cooperation students will familiarize themselves with the broad range of cooperative arrangements and by focusing on case-studies of specific agreements and arenas students are repeatedly exposed to a key method of scholarship about international relations.

## 2020 - Spring - Quantitative Methods in International Relations

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2020

This course taught students how to address social science questions in the fields of international relations and European integration by analyzing quantitative data in R. The course will introduce students to R, a free and versatile software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Students will learn about data management, basic principles for statistical inference, techniques or dealing with continuous, binary and count variables and data visualization. This course was taught using the statistical software R.

## 2019 - Fall - Determinants of International Cooperation

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2019

The course focuses on the determinants and results of international cooperation. Key questions are: Why do states cooperate in international agreements and organizations? How do they design these agreements and organizations? What are the drivers of cooperation? When does cooperation fail? The 14 sessions of this course are structured in four blocks. First, we will discuss the theoretical foundations of scholarship on international cooperation (1). Then we will turn to international organizations (2) and international agreements (3). In a final substantive block we will look at the failure of cooperation and the results of failed cooperation (4). The last sessions of the course will allow students to present their own research ideas in order to receive feedback on their final papers.

## 2019 - Spring - Quantitative Methods in International Relations

Undergraduate course, University of Mannheim, Department of Political Science II - European Politics, 2019

This course introduced undergraduate students to quantitative methods used for research in the field of international relations and European integration. The goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to write a successful BA thesis and to train them to do so using the statistical package STATA. The course emphasizes data management, descriptive statistics, data visualization, techniques for dealing with continuous, binary and count dependent variables, time-series cross-sectional data as well as regression diagnostics. A good working knowledge of statistics is a prerequisite for successful participation in the class.