Markwica, Robin

Programme Associate

    Biographical Notes

    Robin Markwica is a Programme Associate in the Global Governance Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and a Research Fellow in the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

    Robin obtained an M.Phil. in Modern History from the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). He held a research fellowship in the Department of Government at Harvard University.

    His book Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy (Oxford University Press) develops “emotional choice theory” as a third action model besides rational choice theory and constructivist perspectives.

    Research Interests

    International relations, international security, war and peace, foreign policy analysis, constructivist and psychological approaches to international relations


    • International Security Best Book Award, American Political Science Association (APSA)
    • Christiane Rajewsky Prize, German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Rupert Riedl Prize, Club of Vienna
    • Diligentia Prize for Empirical Research, Diligentia Foundation for Empirical Research
    • First Prize, Dialogue Forum Security Policy
    • Best Book Award, Emotions in Politics and International Relations Working Group, British International Studies Association (BISA)