Hi, I am an assistant professor in European Union Studies/International Studies at the Institute for History of Leiden University. I have previously worked as a visiting assistant professor at Cornell University's Government Department, as well as a postdoctoral researcher at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Vienna School of International Studies. I hold a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where I have also served as the editor of the 43rd volume of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
My research focuses on the European Union and its external relations regime, in particular. I am especially interested in how EU foreign policy is shaped by underlying administrative choices, how the EU operates within international organisations, as well as the challenges that Europeanisation pose for member state foreign ministries. I am the author of The EU in Association Agreement Negotiations, published by Routledge.
My interest to reflect on the future of the EU and European democracy extends further than my formal academic research activity. That is why I am also a visiting fellow at the Berlin-based think tank Das Progressive Zentrum. I also tweet at @danieldschade about my areas of interest and beyond.
PhD in International Relations, 2017
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
MPhil in International Relations, 2012
University of Cambridge
BA in Social Sciences, 2011
Sciences Po Paris
15 December 2022 New article on third country alignment with EU diplomatic statements at the OSCE in Contemporary Security Policy.
27 April 2021 New article with Federica Bicchi on changes to the EU and EU member state diplomatic networks over the last 20 years published in Cooperation and Conflict.
22 April 2021 New single-authored article on changes to the EU’s foreign policy bureaucracy after Brexit published in a special issue of Politique Européenne.
31 March 2021 The final report of the parliamentary research committee on the consequences of Brexit on the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has now been published (in German). I served as an expert member of this committee in the state parliament for the last two years.
8 March 2021 New book chapter on the institutional aspects of the EU’s strategic partnerships in an edited volume titled “The European Union’s Strategic Partnerships: Global Diplomacy in a Contested World” (Eds. Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira, Michael Smith).
19 January 2021 New article with Stelios Stavridis in the Journal of Common Market Studies on attendance patterns at the EU’s Inter-parliamentary Conference on the CFSP/CSDP.