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Frieder Dengler International Relations (PhD)

MPhil in International Relations, American University, 2022

MA in International Affairs, American University, 2017

BA in Political Science, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 2014

Frieder Dengler is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the American University’s School of International Service. His research interests include international orders and systems in historical and comparative perspective, global governance, and IR theory. In his dissertation, Frieder investigates early modern encounters between polities embedded in the European states system and the East Asian tribute system. By analyzing interactions across differences not primarily with respect to their potential for conflict, but rather their potential for innovation and change, Frieder seeks to leverage insights from historical encounters to bear on contemporary questions about US-China competition over shaping international rules. Frieder is an incoming US-Asia Grand Strategy Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. He is also a 2023-2024 USIP Peace Scholar Fellow and a recipient of the 2023 ISA Dissertation Completion Fellowship.