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Kai Hebel

Assistant Professor

Dr. K.R. Hebel
+31 70 800 9948

Extension number: 8648


Dr. Kai Hebel (DPhil,  Oxford University) is Assistant Professor of International Relations. Dr. Hebel’s research interests include international security, diplomacy, international history, cultural studies and IR theory. He has published on a wide range of topics, including military intervention, the Cold War, transatlantic relations, EU foreign policy, US political culture, systems theory, simulation pedagogy and the cultural representation of evil. Dr. Hebel is currently writing a book on the diplomatic management of intractable inter-state conflict, which is based on extensive interviews and archival research conducted on three continents. He studied Political Science, International Relations, Peace & Conflict Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of California – Berkeley, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Université de Paris – Sorbonne, United Nations University – Tokyo and Oxford University, earning three master's and a doctoral degree.

Academic Expertise

  • International Relations
  • Inter-state Conflict
  • Diplomacy
  • International History
  • Political Culture


  • The Diplomacy of International Conflict
  • International Security Studies
  • Introduction to Globalisation and Transnational Politics
  • Power in World Politics

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.14



  • Centre for Conflict Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany Member

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