Dr. Andreas Raspotnik is a Senior Fellow and Leadership Group member at The Arctic Institute. His research and writing focus on European Union policies in the Arctic, maritime transportation, international law, and new technologies’ introduction to the North. He received his jointly-awarded PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne, Germany, and the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in October 2016. His book on The European Union and the Geopolitics of the Arctic was published by Edward Elgar in January 2018.
Previously, Andreas was an EXACT Research Fellow at the University of Cologne and the Trans European Policy Studies Association in Brussels, Belgium (2011-2013). He has also held two Guest Researcher positions at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo (2014 and 2015) and a Visiting Researcher position at the University of California, Berkeley (2014/2015). He further worked as Parliamentary Assistant for an Austrian Member of the European Parliament (2010). Andreas has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals, including The Arctic Yearbook, European Foreign Affairs Review or Port Technology International. Most recently, he co-authored Partners or Rivals? Norway and the European Union in the High North with TAI’s Andreas Østhagen and The EU’s new Arctic Communication: not-so-integrated, not-so disappointing? with Adam Stępień from the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.
Andreas also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Tromsø, Norway in International Law of the Sea and a Master of Arts from the University of Vienna, Austria, in Political Science. He further received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Vienna.