Dr. Anja Opitz

Dr. Anja Opitz
Dr. Anja Opitz

Dr. Anja Opitz is a Senior Researcher (International Relations) at the Academy for Civic Education and Research in Tutzing (Munich) and a founding member of MEIA Research. She also lectures at the European Security and Defence College in Brussels. Prior to joining the Academy Tutzing in November 2013, Dr. Opitz was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck and worked as a political advisor in the German Bundestag.

 

Dr. Opitz studied Political Science, Law, and Economics at the University of Passau, where she was awarded her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. She composed her doctoral thesis on civil-military interaction within an integrated crisis management approach of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).

 

In her research, Dr. Opitz focuses on the foreign policies & geopolitics of global actors, transformation processes in the Arab World, EU-Neighborhood Relations, security sector reform and the EU Security and Defence Policy. Her regional expertise includes North Africa, the Balkans as well as Iran and Oman.

Contact: opitz(at)meia-research.org