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Leslie Wehner


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Dr Wehner joined the Department in January 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Foreign Policy Analysis. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg.

Leslie lectured foreign policy analysis, international political economy, comparative regionalism and international politics of Latin America in different German Universities, such as the University of Kiel, Leuphana University Lüneburg and the University of Hamburg.

Leslie did his first degrees at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and his postgraduate work at the University of Essex and Lund University. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Hamburg.

His specific areas of interest include role theory in foreign policy analysis and international political economy, emerging powers (BRICS), foreign policies and foreign economic policies of Latin American states, and the institutional overlapping of regional groups in Latin America. Leslie is also member of the editorial board of the Journal of Politics in Latin America (JPLA) and Foreign Policy Analysis

Leslie has authored a book, Explaining Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Cases from Latin America (2010) with the editorial NOMOS, several book chapters, and his most recent peer reviewed articles have been published in Bulletin of Latin American Research, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Review,  International Politics, Journal of International Relations and Development, and Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

Willing to supervise PhD

Foreign Policy Analysis
Identity and Role Theory
Emerging and Declining Powers
Narratives in Foreign Policy Analysis
Leaders and Leadership in Foreign Policy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, Universität Hamburg

Master of Arts, Lund University

Master of Arts, University of Essex

Bachelor of Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Bachelor of Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Projects 2015 2018

The Role of History: A Role Theoretic Understanding of Emerging Powers

Wehner, L.


Project: Research-related fundingOther

International Research Accelerator Scheme - University of Bath and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Papadopoulos, T., Velazquez Leyer, R., Wehner, L., Deneulin, S. & Dinerstein, A.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

International Research Accelerator Scheme - International politics

Aslam, M. & Wehner, L.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Accelerating International Research Collaboration Scheme - Conflict and Security

Galbreath, D., Aslam, M., Jawad, R., Kivimaki, T., Thomas, S. & Wehner, L.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2004 2018

policy analysis
foreign policy
role theory
Open Access
European foreign policy
institutional change

Emerging Powers in Foreign Policy

Wehner, L., 24 May 2017, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

foreign policy
International Politics
international system

Role Theory and Geopolitical Thinking in South America

Wehner, L. & Nolte, D., 2017, Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America. Suarez, M., Villa, R. & Weiffen, B. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 101-120 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

role theory
regional integration
Latin America

Geopolitics in Latin America: old and new

Nolte, D. & Wehner, L. E., 21 Jul 2016, Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security . Mares, D. R. & Kacowicz, A. M. (eds.). Abingdon, U. K.: Routledge, p. 33-43 Chapter 2. (Routledge Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter