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Lisbeth Aggestam

Lisbeth Aggestam is associate professor of political science and senior research fellow at the Centre for European Research (CERGU) at University of Gothenburg. Her research and teaching interests focus on comparative national and European foreign policy, role theory, political leadership, and the European Union as a global actor.

At CES, Aggestam will undertake an empirical study of American perceptions of European foreign policy leadership over the last three decades. Her research will examine how U.S. administrations have perceived changes in European leadership between 1990-2020, and builds on a larger project exploring new patterns of leadership in the foreign policy governance of the EU.

Aggestam held a lectureship at the University of Bath and was a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Chevening scholar at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She is a member of the editorial board of the ISA Journal Foreign Policy Analysis.

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


  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
  • Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

"Who do we call?" American perceptions of foreign policy leadership, 1990-2020


Political Science