Beate Neuss

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Beate Neuss

Beate Neuss (born February 1, 1953 in Essen ) is a professor emeritus for political science at the Philosophical Faculty of the Technical University of Chemnitz . From 1994 to 2018 she headed the Professorship for International Politics at the Institute for Political Science . The main focus of her research and teaching lies in the areas of German foreign policy, European policy and security policy, in particular the new security policy challenges.


From 1971 to 1978 Neuss studied Political Science, Medieval and Modern History and Sociology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster (1971–1973) and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, earned her doctorate in 1983 and qualified as a professor in 1992. She was a Konrad scholarship holder Adenauer Foundation . From 1980 to 1993 she was a research assistant at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the University of Munich. There she represented Kurt Sontheimer's professorship in 1993/94 . She also taught from 1978 to 1994 at Wayne State University , Munich, 1989–1990 at the University of Bamberg , 1992–1994 at the Hochschule für Politik , an institutionally independent institution at the University of Munich. In 1985 she was visiting professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In 1994 Neuss was appointed professor for international politics at the Technical University of Chemnitz.


In addition to participating in the academic self-administration of Chemnitz University of Technology in faculty councils, in the council, in the senate, as dean of studies, deputy director of the institute and chair of the examination committee, Neuss is active in a number of scientific committees and advisory boards. From 1998 to 2006 she was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Vice Chair 2004/2005, Chair 2005/2006), and since 1999 she has been a member of the Presidium of the European Integration Working Group . From 2002 to 2005 she was a member of the DAAD Eastern Partnerships Commission. From 2003 to 2009 she was a member of the Advisory Board of the Foundation College for International Tasks of the Robert Bosch Foundation ; Since 2014 she has been a member of the board of trustees of the central scientific institution “International Security” at the University of Bonn.

Neuss has been the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's liaison professor at the Technical University of Chemnitz since 1997 . In 2001 she was elected deputy chairwoman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Central Europe Forum at the Saxon State Parliament . In 2015 she elected the German Society for Political Science to its board. In the same year she was appointed to the advisory board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy.

In teaching, Neuss places particular emphasis on the practical relevance of the training. Since 2004 delegations of students from Chemnitz have been taking part in the largest simulation of the United Nations in New York , successfully and with many awards . Special external seminars in the “Young Science and Practice in Dialogue” series, sponsored by the Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation , bring examination candidates and doctoral students together in technical discussions with practitioners from ministries and institutions relevant to foreign and security policy. Numerous guests from political practice are also invited to give lectures.

Fonts (selection)

  • (Ed. Together with Antje Nötzold): The Southern Mediterranean. Challenges to the European Foreign and Security Policy, Baden-Baden 2015.
  • Location determination of Germany in Europe, in: Marianne Kneuer (Ed.): Location determination of Germany: Inner constitution and international responsibility, Baden-Baden 2015, pp. 25–52.
  • Bridges to the East, in: Yearbook of Federalism 2014, Baden-Baden 2014, pp. 63–78.
  • (Ed. Together with Antje Nötzold): Poland as the engine of the European integration process. Review of the Polish Presidency, Baden-Baden 2013.
  • The timid nation - "Don't make us leaders", in: Alexander Gallus / Thomas Schubert / Tom Thieme (eds.): German controversies. Festschrift for Eckhard Jesse, Baden-Baden 2013, pp. 499–510.
  • The 'Normalization' of Humanitarian and Military Missions Abroad, in: Konrad Jarausch (Ed.): UNITED GERMANY. Debating Processes and Prospects, New York, Oxford 2013, pp. 231-251.
  • Obstetrician of Europe? The role of the United States in the European integration process 1945–1958, Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag, 2000.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Discover talent, promote talent. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2005, accessed on January 13, 2020 .