Stefan Gänzle was an Assistant Professor (DAAD), jointly at the Institute of European Studies (Faculty of Graduate Studies) and the Department of Political Science (Faculty of Arts). In 2008, Prof. Gänzle accepted a research position at the German Development Institute. Prof. Gänzle received his Ph.D. from the University of Jena in Germany in 2003; His dissertation examines the impact of the European Union on potential conflicts between the Baltic States and the Russian Federation. His research interests lie in the field of European integration as well as European security. Before joining UBC in 2004 he was a research fellow at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, the European University Institute (Florence) and a researcher-in-residence at the OSCE (Prague/Vienna).