Felix Bender

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Felix joined the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations in September 2014. His areas of interest comprise of Political Theory with a focus on refugeehood, asylum and migration. He is also interested in contemporary issues of refugees in Hungary. In his dissertation he discusses the rights of refugees from the standpoint of political theory and international law.

Before beginning his PhD in Political Theory at CEU, he taught courses on Political Theory and the Systems Theory of Niklas Luhmann at the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität). He obtained his Master degree in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and completed his Bachelor degree in Political Science, Sociology, Economics and Law at the University of Erfurt, including one year abroad at the University of Tartu. He was also awarded a Junior Scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. in 2011.

He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Amsterdam in the section Philosophy and Public Affairs and has held Visiting Fellow positions at the University of Oxford at the Refugee Studies Centre and at the Insitute of Advanced Studies in Köszeg, Hungary.

His latest work has appeared in outlets such as OpenDemocracy and refugeesdeeply and has focused on human rights abuses of refugees in Hungary. He has also published in Oxford's RethinkingRefuge.

If you'd like to contact Felix, write to bender_felix@phd.ceu.edu


M.Sc. in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
B.A. in Staatswissenschaften (Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Law) at the University of Erfurt and the University of Tartu

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