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André Gerrits

Professor of International Studies and Global Politics

Prof.dr. A.W.M. Gerrits
+31 71 527 2949

André Gerrits is Professor of International Studies and Global Politics, and Chair of the BA Urban Studies, based in The Hague.

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André Gerrits is Professor of International Studies and Global Politics, and Chair of the BA Urban Studies, based in The Hague. Previously, he held the chair in Russian History and Politics at Leiden University and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Gerrits was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Studies Clingendael. 

He has published multiple articles, edited several collections, and wrote various books on these and related topics. He conducted several research projects financed and / or commissioned by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Commission.

Fields of interest

Gerrits’ main fields of interest include ideas in world politics, Russian domestic and international politics, and EU external relations. 

Together with Max Bader (Leiden University) André Gerrits directs an NWO WOTRO research project (2016-18) on decentralization and anti-corruption reform in Ukraine. The research is done in cooperation with Carnegie Europe (Brussels) and two Kyiv-based organizations: the All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation “Right to Protection” (R2P) and the Ukrainian Institute for Public Policy (UIPP). The project contains field research and workshops in the Odesa and Charkiv provinces, a series of policy relevant and academic publications on decentralization and anti-corruption reforms, and a master class on anti-corruption experiences for young Ukrainian scholars at Leiden University.

Solidarity and the European Union - Annotated Version

Publication Highlight

Book: André Gerrits - Nationalism in Europe Since 1945. Palgrave, 2015.


Online lecture series on the cold war (in Dutch)

College 1/5: "Wat waren de voordelen van de Koude Oorlog?"

College 2/5: "Hoe kon massamoordenaar Stalin zo populair zijn?"

College 3/5: "Hoe heeft de computer de Sovjet-Unie verwoest?"

College 4/5: "Is Rusland een dictatuur?"

College 5/5:  "Hoe lang nog voordat er een nieuwe Koude Oorlog uitbreekt?"

Professor of International Studies and Global Politics

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.19b



  • Netherlands Helsinki Committee Committee member
  • EU-Russia Civil Society Forum Member ofd the Board
  • NWO Wetenschappelijk Adviescollege Domein Sociale en Geesteswetenschappen
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