Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters

DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow


Dr. Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters is a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Her research interests lie at the intersection of European security, security cooperation and global governance with a particular focus on Europe and the transatlantic community. At SAIS, she works on the conceptualization of a new European security architecture through which she seeks to examine the relations and interactions between the EU, NATO, OSCE and their member states in the construction of the contemporary European security order. 

Ewers-Peters is co-convenor of the European Security Working Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA) and has recently been committee member of the Graduate Forum of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). Her previous professional experiences include working in the European Parliament, for the European Information Centre Berlin, as project coordinator for Weltfriedensdienst eV, and assistant lecturer at the University of Kent and University College London.

Ewers-Peters studied European Studies, Social Sciences and International Relations in Germany, Finland and the United Kingdom. She completed her Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Kent in 2019 and was Doctoral Visiting Scholar at Katholieke Universeit Leuven. In her thesis titled, "How Member States Matter for the EU-NATO Interorganisational Relationship: A Typology," she analyzed how member states seek to shape cooperation between the European Union and NATO. She developed a typology of member states, which she applied to examine the role of member states in this particular relationship. Her additional research interests include the EU’s relations with other regional organizations such as the African Union and ASEAN, as well as the role of the European External Action Service in EU diplomacy.