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Florian Böller

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: February 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017


Florian Böller

Florian Böller is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany, where he teaches courses on European integration and foreign policy. Böller earned an M.A. in political science from Heidelberg University, Germany and received his Ph.D. at Kaiserslautern University of Technology in 2014. In 2013, Böller held a visiting fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include U.S. foreign and security policy, arms control and transatlantic relations with an emphasis on parliamentary control and the influence of non-executive actors in international politics.

While at CES, Böller will investigate the issue of trust in transatlantic relations. The research project will focus on the interaction of trust-building, loss of trust and trust-repair between partners in Europe and the United States.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Kaiserslautern University of Technology
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University


  • Florian Böller, “More than a ‘Constitutionally Created Potted Plant’? Der US-Kongress und die demokratische Kontrolle militärischer Interventionen,” in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen. (2015), 622-644.
  • Florian Böller,Partners in Leadership? Die Krise(n) der deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen aus rollentheoretischer Perspektive”, in: Sicherheit + Frieden.
  • Florian Böller, Selbstbehauptung versus Unterordnung: Der US-Kongress und die demokratische Kontrolle der militärischen Interventionspolitik nach dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts, (2014).
  • Florian Böller, “Booster or Brakeman? Die Rolle der USA in nuklearen Rüstungsabkommen gegenüber Russland”, in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, (2013), 369-91.
  • Florian Böller, Weltmacht im Wandel: Die USA in der Ära Obama, (2012).

Other Material

International Relations

Areas of Expertise:
Transatlantic Relations
US Foreign Policy
Parliamentary Control of Foreign Policy

Research Topic:
A Matter of Trust: Transatlantic Conflict Management in an Era of Uncertainty