Dr. Sebastian Mayer (PhD from European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, Germany) is a political scientist and DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy. The DAAD and its programmes are largely financed through public funding bodies, including the Federal Foreign Office,  Federal Ministry of Education and Research,  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union.

Sebastian joined the OSCE Academy in September 2023. He has previously held positions at Kazakh-German University in Almaty, the Free University of Berlin, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, and the University of Bremen, where he was part of the DFG Collaborative Research Center 597 - Transformations of the State. His research comprises transatlantic and Eurasian security, regional security organizations (esp. NATO, the EU, and the OSCE), regime complexity, and Central Asian security regionalism.

Selected Publications (for a comprehensive list, see www.seb-mayer.de)

tog. with Jakob Lempp (Eds.)(in print): The EU as an Actor in Central Asia: External Impacts, Regional Responses, Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics).

(Ed.) (2023): Research Handbook on NATO, Edward Elgar (Elgar Handbooks in Political Science).

tog. with Jakob Lempp (Eds.)(2020): Die politischen Systeme Zentralasiens: Interner Wandel, externe Akteure, regionale Kooperation, Springer.

(2021): Cooperation from Outside: Security Regionalism in Central Asia and Its Limits. Central Asian Affairs, 8(2), 203-228.