Chair of European and Global Governance

Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

Office: H.403

Homepage Chair of European and Global Governance


Office: H.402
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 011




Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt holds the chair of European and Global Governance at the Bavarian School of Public Policy / TUM School of Governance since July 2016. Her research interests include the delegation of power to international organizations, European integration, global economic governance, two-level games, negotiation analysis, and accountability in global governance.

She received her PhD in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and completed her Habilitation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From March 2012 through June 2016 she held the chair of International Politics at TU Dresden. Previous appointments include, a guest professorship at the FU Berlin, an assistant professorship at HU Berlin and fellowships at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), and at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). She is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and four monographs, several books and has edited special issues for peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Negotiation Journal, International Negotiations, International Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Global Society and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.

Key Publications

2017: Measuring the Empowerment of International Organizations: The Evolution of Financial and Staff Capabilities, Global Policy 8 (S5): 51-61, (with Henning Schmidtke).

2017: Regaining Control of Errant Agents? Agency Slack at the European Commission and the World Health Organization, Cooperation and Conflict 00(0): 1-16.

2015: Internationale Organisationen: Autonomie, Politisierung, Interorganisationale Beziehungen und Wandel, PVS Sonderheft 2014 Internationale Organisationen, Band 49, Baden-Baden: Nomos (with Martin Koch and Andrea Liese).

2014: Speaking with a Single Voice: Internal Cohesiveness and External Effectiveness of the EU in Global Governance, Journal of European Public Policy 21(7): 961-979 (with Sophie Meunier).

2013: Do Agents “Run Amok”? Agency Slack in the EU and US Trade Policy in the Doha Round, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 15(1): 21-36.

2013: Two-Level Games and Trade Cooperation: What Do We Now Know?, International Politics 50(4): 579-599.

2010: Who Controls Whom? Dynamics of Power Delegation and Agency Losses in EU Trade Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies 48 (5): 1107-1126.

Significant Awards

2015: Fulbright Fellowship at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University

2012: Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (1.3 Million €)

2010: Heisenberg Fellowship, German Science Foundation (DFG)

2009: Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C. (declined)

2007-2008: Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute (Florence)