Academic Qualifications

PhD in Political Science, 2002  – Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

Master in Political Science, 1998 -Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

Biographical Information

Besides being an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), Tobias Schumacher is also the holder of the newly created Chair in European Neighbourhood Policy at the College of Europe (Natolin Campus, Warsaw, Poland). He previously held positions at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo), the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, and the University of Mainz. Tobias Schumacher earned his doctorate in Political Science at the University of Mainz in 2002 and was awarded several fellowships and grants, among others by the University of Cambridge, the European Commission, the European University Institute, the Fondazione Monte Paschi di Siena, and the Foundation of the German Economy. He taught at Mainz University, the European University Institute, the Dublin European Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Munich University, Université Hassan II Casablanca, and he is the author of numerous books, book chapters, articles and policy papers on the European Neighbourhood Policy, Euro-Mediterranean relations, Middle East and North Africa politics, and Foreign Policy Analysis. He is the profiles editor of Mediterranean Politics, a member of the editorial board of Insight Turkey, and a regular contributor to the international media.

Key Publications

Schumacher, Tobias & Irene Fernández Molina (2013), “EU and GCC Countries’ Foreign Policies and the Mediterranean Neighborhood – Towards Synergetic Cooperation?“. Gulf Paper, Cambridge, Geneva, Jeddah: Gulf Research Center.

Bouris, Dimitris & Tobias Schumacher (2013), “The EU becomes assertive in the Middle East Peace Process“. Open democracy.

Schumacher, Tobias (2012), “New Neighbours, Old Formulas? The ENP One Year After the Start of the Arab Spring“. In A. Ghali, I. Hegazy, S. Kawakibi, E. Kienle, E. Manea, S. Saadawi, T. Schumacher, J. Völkel (eds.)., The Arab Spring: One Year After. Transformation Dynamics, Prospects for Democratization and the Future of Arab-European Cooperation (pp. 87-104). Gutersloh: Bertelsmann.

Schumacher, Tobias (2012), “Conditionality, Differentiation, Regionality and the ‘New’ ENP in the Light of Arab Revolts”. In E. Barbé and A. Herranz-Surrallés (eds.), The Challenge of Differentiation in Euro-Mediterranean Relations. Flexible Regional Cooperation or Fragmentation (pp. 142-158). London: Routledge.

Schumacher, Tobias (2012), “Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Yemen”. In Joel Peters (ed.), The European Union and the Arab Spring (pp. 109-126). Lanham: Lexington Press.