Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg








Institute



Dr. rer. pol. Siegfried O. Wolf

Email: swolf@sai.uni-heidelberg.de

Complete list of publications

Complete list of interviews

 

For recent information: https://www.facebook.com/siegfried.o.wolf

 

Research Interests

  • Economic Corridors
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Terrorism
  • Religious Fundamentalism & Communalism
  • Islamization, Hindu-Nationalism, Buddhist Fundamentalism
  • Regional Integration & Cooperation
  • Political Radicalisation and Violence
  • Constructions of Collective Identities
  • Social Movements
  • Refugees & Migration (Focus on Uighurs and Rohingyas)

Areas

  • South Asia, South East Asia

Current Research Projects

  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
  • One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative
  • Regional Cooperation in South Asia
  • Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
  • Hindu-Nationalism in India
  • Hindutva and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
  • Radicalisation and Islamisation in Bangladesh
  • Regional Cooperation between South and South East Asia

 

Education

2003 - 2009   

Dr. rer. pol. in Political Science, Heidelberg University.

Thesis: ‘The Construction of a Collective Identity in India: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and his Hindutva-Concept’, final grade: Magna Cum Laude

999 - 2003     

Master of Arts (Magister Artium) in Political Science and Political Science South Asia, Heidelberg University.

Thesis: ‘Genesis and Transformation of a Social Movement in India: The Dilemma of the Sangh Parivar’.

1994 - 1996   

Bankkaufmann (Banker) and Finanzassistent (Financial Advisor), Commercial School Friedrich-List, Mannheim.

1984 - 1994   

Abitur (General Qualification for University Education), Überwald-Gymnasium, Wald-Michelbach.


Employment

06/2011 - present

Director of Research, South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), Brussels.

02/2015 - present

Senior Researcher, South Asia Institute, Department of Political Science, Heidelberg University.

04/2004 - 01/2015

Lecturer in South Asian Politics and International Relations, South Asia Institute, Department of Political Science, Heidelberg University.

 

09/2010 - present

Political Commentator (political comments, in-depth analysis, interviews - see attachment 6) for several newspapers, magazines and online medias, Blue Chip (Pakistan); The Unseen (Daily Sun) and The Independent, both Dhaka, Bangladesh; www.Indrastra.com, NY, USA; http://thediplomat.com/, International Security Observer/ISO (http://securityobserver.org/) and www.hozint.com/, both Brussels, Belgium; www.eastasiaforum.org/, Canberra, Australia; among others.

11/2009 - 05/2011

Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University.

Project: ‘Democratic Transformation and Civilian Control of the Military: Comparing New Democracies in Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia’,

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

07/2004 - 10/2004

Affiliated Research Fellow, Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), Political Science Division, Cultural Services / French Embassy, New Delhi, India.

11/2000 - 03/2004

Research Assistant (under-/post-graduate), South Asia Institute, Department of Political Science.

05/2001 - 09/2002

Consultant (Freelancer), Public Relations and Political Communication, MSE Strategies GmbH / MSE Group, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

08/1997 – 10/2000

Junior Consultant, Division Public Relations and Political Communication, MSE Strategies GmbH / MSE Group, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

10/1996-07/1997

Public Relations-Assistant, Public Relations & Political Communication, MSE Strategies GmbH/MSE Group, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

10/1996-09/2002

Personal Assistant, Prof. Marc S. Ellenbogen, Visiting Fellow Oxford University (Magdalen College, United Kingdom) and Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic); Managing Director, MSE Associates GmbH / MSE Group, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

Teaching

WS 2014/2015

Social movements in South Asia, Level: Bachelor Students.

SS 2014

Religious Fundamentalism and Politics in South Asia, Level: Master students.

WS 2013/2014

Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan and Bangladesh, Level: Master students.

SS 2013

Pakistan in Transition: Religious Extremism, Political Movements, and Human Rights, Level: Master students.

WS 2012/2013

Crisis and Conflicts in Pakistan, Level: Master students.

SS 2012

Afghanistan in Transition – Domestic and Foreign Dynamics, Level: Master students.

WS 2011/2012

Hindu-Nationalism and Democracy, Level: Bachelor students.

SS 2011

Politics in South Asia – An Introduction, Level: Bachelor students.

WS 2010/2011

"Democracy under Stress": The Military and Society in South and Southeast Asia, (with Paul Chambers), Level: Master students.

SS 2010

War, Conflict and Security in South- and Southeast Asia

(with Paul Chambers), Level: Master students.

WS 2009/2010

Social Movements in South- and Southeast Asia

(with Paul Chambers), Level: Master students.

SS 2009

Nation-Building, Political Processes and Conflicts in Pakistan, Level: Master students

WS 2008/2009

Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan and Bangladesh, Level: Master students.

SS 2008

Military and Democracy in South Asia, Level: Bachelor students.

WS 2007/2008

Political Science South Asia – An Introduction, Level: Bachelor students.

SS 2007

Wars, Conflicts and Sub-national Movements in South Asia,

Level: Bachelor students.

WS 2006/2007

Political Science South Asia – An Introduction, Level: Bachelor students.

SS 2006

Political Development, Parties and Party-Systems in South Asia, Level: Bachelor students.

WS 2005/2006

Multiculturalism vs. Leitkultur? Democracy, Nation-Building and Political Theory in South Asia, Level: Bachelor students.

SS 2005

Political Science South Asia – An Introduction, Level: Bachelor students

WS 2004/2005

Political Parties and Social Movements in South Asia,

(with Clemens Spiess): Level: Bachelor students.

SS 2004

Parties, Party-System and Social Movements in South Asia

(with Subrata K. Mitra / Clemens Spieß), Level: Bachelor students.

 

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