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Dr. Till Schöfer

Till Schöfer

Institut für Chinastudien


Vertretung von Prof. Dr. Genia Kostka

Fabeckstr. 23/25
Raum 1.1131
14195 Berlin


    2018 - 2022

Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
PhD in Governance

    2017 - 2018

London School of Economics, London, UK
M.Sc. International Relations (Dual Degree w/ Sciences Po Paris)

    2016 - 2017 Sciences Po, Paris, France
M.A. International Affairs (International Public Management)
    2013 - 2016     University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
B.A. (Cantab) History


    since 2023    Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Guest Lecturer

Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Teaching Assignment

    2020 - 2022     University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands

    2021 / 2022

Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Data Scientist / Quantitative Researcher
    2018 - 2020 Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
Research Associate
    2018 London School of Economics, London, UK
Research Assistant

    2017 / 2018

Asia House, London, UK
Researcher (Part and Full Time)


University of California, Berkeley and University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Research Assistant
    2015 German Historical Institute London
Research Assistant


2022              Hertie School PhD Completion Grant
2020              Winner of Dahrendorf Forum PhD Research Paper Award
2017-2018    Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes Scholarship
2016              David Thompson Scholarship
2016              The Simms Benefaction and Scholarship for the Study of History

Click here for Lectures of Till Schöfer:

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2022/23

‘Developing Country Status at the WTO: the Divergent Strategies of Brazil, India and China’ (with Clara Weinhardt). International Affairs (2022). https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiac227

‘Differential Treatment for Developing Countries in the WTO: The Unmaking of the North-South Distinction in a Multipolar World’ (with Clara Weinhardt). Third World Quarterly (2021). https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2021.1992271

Under Review
'The Unmaking of Special Rights: How International Norms of Differential Treatment Adjust to Global Power Shifts'. Book Manuscript coauthored with Klaus Dingwerth, Clara Weinhardt, Julian Eckl and Simon Herr. Oxford University Press.

‘US-China Contestations in Europe’ (with Richard Maher). Book Chapter in Santino Salvador Regilme (ed.) The United States and China in the Era of Global Transformations: Geographies of Rivalry.

‘Identity at the WTO: How China Defends its Developing Country Status’. European Journal of International Relations
‘From Southern Leader to Flexible Negotiator: New Directions in Brazilian Trade Policy’. World Trade Review.

Non Peer-Reviewed
‘The Unmaking of Developing Countries’ Special Rights in Global Trade Politics’ (with Clara Weinhardt). The Loop – ECPR’s Political Science Blog. 5th January 2022. https://theloop.ecpr.eu/the-unmaking-of-developing-countries-special-rights-in-global-trade-politics/

‘Re-Thinking ASEAN Integration: European Precedents and Southeast Asian Futures’. Asia House Policy Paper. September 2017.