Heinrich Stephan Hänggi

Heinrich Stephan Hänggi

Heinrich Stephan Hänggi

Prof. em. Dr.

Political Science

Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8

9000 St. Gallen

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Fields of research

Asia-Pacific security (with special focus on regional security in Southeast Asia)

Inter-regionalism (with special focus on Asia-Europe relations)

Security governance (with special focus on security sector governance and reform)


1992: Dr. rer. publ., doctoral degree in Staatswissenschaften, University of St.Gallen

1982:  lic. rer. publ., combined B.A./M.A. (“Lizentitat”) in Staatswissenschaften (Focus: International Relations), University of St.Gallen 

Professional Career

Since 2005: Adjunct Professor of Political Science with special focus on International Relations, School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS), University of St.Gallen


2000-2020: Deputy Director and Head of Policy & Research Department (2017-2020), Assistant Director (2000-2016) and Head of Think Tank / Research Division (2002-2016), DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, Geneva 


1999-2005: External lecturer in Political Science, University of St.Gallen 


1996-2000: Senior Research Fellow and Interim Director (1999-2000), Modern Asia Research Centre, Graduate Institute of International Studies / Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva 


1993-1996: Head of the domestic department, Der Bund, Berne


1984-1993: Editor in the foreign department, Basler Zeitung, Basel


Visiting Fellowships at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore (1989-1990 and 1997); the Graduate School of Policy Science, National Saitama University, Urawa, Japan (1997); the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC (2002).

Teaching Activities

BIA: Asia-Pacific Security (6,310)

MIA: The Indo-Pacific: Security Issues and Challenges (9,350)

Previous courses: Asia-Pacific Security in Focus: The South China Sea; Democratization and Security Sector Reform; Security Governance; Theorie und Politik der «Security Governance»; Theorie der Internationalen Beziehungen; Interdisziplinäres Seminar Aussenpolitik und Demokratie; Interdisziplinäres Seminar zum Verhältnis Schweiz-EU; Schweizerische Aussenpolitik; Kolloquium über Ostasienkunde.