Benjamin Schaller
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Doctoral Research Fellow

Benjamin Schaller

PhD Candidate/Research Fellow
Centre for Peace Studies (CPS)

Research interests

Arctic Security, Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs), Arms Control, Military Co-Operation and Exercises, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), NATO-Russia relations, Security Communities and Conflict Prevention.

PhD Project: Trust and Distrust in Defence & Security Politics - A Multi-Level Analysis of the Defence and Security Relations between Norway, Sweden, Canada and Russia


Professional Experience:

  • German Federal Foreign Office - Desk Officer for Conventional Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM) during the German OSCE chairmanship 2016 (2015-2017).


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Political Sciences – Specialization in Peace & Conflict Studies at the Department of Peace & Conflict Research (DPCR) at Uppsala University, Sweden (2012-2014).
  • Magister Artium (M.A.) in Political Sciences (1st Major) and Media Sciences (2nd Major) at the University of Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (2007-2012).


Master Level:

  • Lecturer in SVF-3021 Integrated Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Lecturer in SVF-3024 Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation
  • Seminar Leader in SVF-3021, SVF-3024

Bachelor Level:

  • Lecturerer in SVF-2058 Critical Approaches to Peace and Conflict Studies

Publications in CRIStin

  • Schaller, Benjamin; Sam-Aggrey, Horatio Godfrey. NATO, the OSCE, and the Arctic region: European security organizations and the High North. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Back to the Future? Revisiting Military Confidence-Building in Europe. S+F. Sicherheit und Frieden. Security and Peace 2018; Volum 36 (3). ISSN 0175-274X.s 115 - 120.s doi: 10.5771/0175-274X-2018-3-115.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Defusing the Discourse on “Arctic War” - The Merits of Military Transparency and Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in the Arctic Region. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2017 ISBN 978-3-8487-4786-3.s 213 - 226.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Arctic Security Community: Proving Ground or Sub-Plot of a Tensed European Security Environment?. The Arctic Yearbook 2015; Volum 4. ISSN 2298-2418.s 345 - 364.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in the Arctic. The Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe as a Role Model for the Area?. The Arctic Yearbook 2014; Volum 3. ISSN 2298-2418.s 434 - 452.

  • Schaller, Benjamin; Magnéli, Martin; Lundin, Maria. Written in Stone? - The perils and prospects of power sharing. New Routes 2013; Volum 18 (3). ISSN 1403-3755.s 17 - 19.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Deconstructing the Narrative of Arctic War. Arctic in Context - World Policy Journal 2016.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. An Arctic Forum for Security Co-Operation?. The Arctic Yearbook 2016; Volum 5. ISSN 2298-2418.s 437 - 439.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Unpredictable Russian Bear Flexes Its Muscles. News Deeply 2016.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Das Narrativ vom Krieg in der Arktis. Ostseegespräche of the Research Group for Northern European Politics (FOR:N) 2016-03-08 - 2016-03-08 2016.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs) as a Tool of Structural Conflict Prevention - Military Co-Operation and Inter-Personal Contacts as Facilitators of a Changing Arctic Security Environment?. Research Colloquium of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) 2016-02-10 - 2016-02-10 2016.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Conventional Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures in the OSCE Area. Guest Seminar for the Master in Peace and Security Studies 2015-12-12 - 2015-12-13 2015.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Arctic Security Community: A Proving Ground for Restoring Confidence and Mutual Trust in a Tensed European Security Environment?. European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) 2015: The Framing of Europe 2015-09-02 - 2015-09-04 2015.

  • Schaller, Benjamin. Presentation of PhD-project: "Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs) as a Tool of Structural Conflict Prevention" and seminar moderator for students on Master-level. International school "Conflicts, borders and peace in Northern Europe" 2014-11-21 - 2014-11-25 2014.

  • Member of research group