Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider has been Otto Wolff Director of the DGAP’s Research Institute since August 2003.
He has held a chair for Chinese politics and international relations at the Free University of Berlin since 1998. Between 1995 and 1998, he was professor of international relations at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. He was managing director of the Otto Suhr Institute from October 1999 to March 2001 and was dean of the faculty for political and social sciences at the Free University from 2001 to 2003.
Eberhard Sandschneiders books include “Globale Rivalen – Chinas unheimlicher Aufstieg und die Ohnmacht des Westens” (Global Rivals – China’s uncanny rise and the helplessness of the West, 2008) and “Der erfolgreiche Abstieg Europas – Heute Macht abgeben um morgen zu gewinnen” (Europe’s Successful Descent – Giving away power today in order to win tomorrow, 2011).
He was promoted to professor on the topic “The Stability and Transformation of Political Systems” (1993) and wrote his doctoral thesis on “Military and Politics in the PR China 1969-1986” (1986). He graduated from the Saar University in English, classical philology, and political science in 1981.