Marc Venhaus is a German PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Global Politics of the Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a first Master’s degree (Magister Artium) in Politics, Economics/Economic Policy and Modern History from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU), Münster (2009) which included staying a year abroad in Norway (ERASMUS) at the Universitetet i Agder (UiA), Kristiansand (2006) and Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), Trondheim (2007). He obtained his second Master in International Political Economy at the University of York (2011) which was supplemented by prestigious summer schools in International Relations; for instance at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Barcelona and the London School of Economics (LSE)/Peking University (PKU), Beijing.
Besides that, he concluded several internships e.g. at the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations (UN), holds a diploma as a ‘Communication Manager’ with a focus on Public Affairs/Political Communication (issued by the Centre of Applied Communication, WWU Münster) and has several years of working experience as a student assistant and a certified ‘merchant in wholesale and export trade’ (approved by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce).
His doctoral supervisors are Prof. Lora Anne Viola (John F. Kennedy Institute for North America Studies, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Shen Dingli (Center for American Studies, Fudan University Shanghai).
His major research interests focus on central questions of IR/IPE like:
- Global effects of the (economic) shift in power, i.e. the rise of emerging markets in the East (especially China) and the demise of the West (especially the US)
- State/market-relations in a globalizing world
- Structures of global economic governance
- The weal and woe of world market integration
- The history of global capitalism, its occurrence (e.g. Neoliberalism; Neomercantilism) and its critics (e.g. Neomarxism)
- Politico-economic history/philosophy and practice
- Patterns of production and consumption, labour migration and questions of wealth/welfare
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