Secretary general of the Study Committee for Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)
Hans Stark graduated from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) in 1987, majoring in International Relations and achieving a Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) in Soviet and Eastern European Studies in 1990. He holds a PhD in political sciences from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University (2001) that focused on German European politics. In 2011 he obtained his habilitation at the University of Lille 3 in German Studies.
Since 1991 Hans Stark has been Secretary General of the Study Committee on French-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French Institute for International Relations (ifri) where his main interests are German foreign politics and German European politics. At the same time he teaches at University, first as lecturer at Sciences-Po (since 2002), then as Senior lecturer at the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (2005-2012). In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Contemporary German Civilisation at the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
He is part of the editorial board of the periodicals Politique étrangère and Allemagne d’aujourd’hui and member of the research laboratory SIRICE of the Sorbonne and of the advisory committee at the Genshagen Foundation.
Contemporary Germany: Domestic and foreign policy
French-German relations: Questions of security, European construction
European integration: History of European Integration, Common Foreign and Security Policy
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What political future for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a year characterised by the New Years incident in Cologne and the attack in Berlin?
Will Angela Merkel still be chancellor in a years' time? Hans Stark gives an overview over the German political landscape. According to him, the rise of the right wing populists and eurosceptics will continue, but won’t hinder the forming of a government coalition.
The president of the European Commission about security, investment and assistance in Africa. According to Hans Stark, Jean-Claude Juncker didn't beat around the bush and instead of going too far in self-chastisement he tried to give hope to European citizens.
What can be said about German politics on the welcoming of refugees this past year? Is the integration process effective?