Prof. Dr Jörn Dosch is Professor of International Politics and Development Cooperation at the University of Rostock, Germany, the oldest university in Northern Europe. He is also Adjunct Professor at Monash University Malaysia where he was previously Acting Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Former positions also include chair of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds where he was also Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, one of the largest university departments of its kind in Europe.
He began his academic career in the early 1990s as a Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Mainz, Germany, before moving to Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar later in the same decade.
He has also held visiting fellowships at several Universities and research institutes, including the East West Center in Honolulu, UNPAR in Bandung, Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, De La Salle University in Manila and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta.
Prof Dosch has been working on international relations in Southeast Asia and the wider Asia Pacific region for more than 20 year and published several dozen books and articles on ASEAN-related issues. He has also worked as an evaluator and consultant on ASEAN matters for the European Union, the German Federal Ministries of Economic Cooperation and Development and Foreign Affairs respectively, UNDP, and several other organisations. He has been team leader or deputy team leader of ten missions to the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Member states since 2008.