Tom Sauer

Research interests:
Major research interests: international security, more in particular (nuclear) arms control, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, disarmament, missile defense.
- Current research interests: the role of stigmatization in nuclear disarmament; NATO-Russia relationship; the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programmes; insider threat
- Minor research interests: Belgian defense policy; European security and defense policy; US foreign policy.

Downloadable recent publications: see website Research Group International Politics

Major responsibilities in the department:
- Member Bureau Facultaire Onderwijscommissie (2018-2021)
- Vice-Chairman Facultaire Onderwijscommissie (2018-2021)
- Vice-Chairman of the Master-na-Master in Internationale Betrekkingen en Diplomatie (2015-2021)
- Member of Board of Governors of Centrum Pieter Gilis (2016-2020)
- Vice-Chairman of the Department of Politics (2012-2015)
- Chair of the Master-na-Master Internationale Betrekkingen en Diplomatie (2008-2015)
- Head of Research Group International Politics (since 2011)

Teaches Introduction to International Relations; International Security; Diplomacy and Negotiating [all in Dutch]; Arms Control and Proliferation [in English]

Member of the Board of Governors of the Flemish Peace Institute (Vlaams Vredesinstituut)(2015-2019)(2020-2024)
Member of the Board of Governors of International Peace Information Service (IPIS)
Member of the Board of Governors of VEWA
Member of the Board of Governors of Pax Christi Flanders

Member of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Rotary Alumni Global Service Award, Rotary International, 2019.
Ambassador of Peace, Pax Christi Flanders, 2009.

- Associate Professor, Department of Politics, University of Antwerp, 2012
- Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, University of Antwerp, 2008
- Assistant Professor (part-time), Department of Politics, University of Antwerp, 2004
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO), 2002-2008 (part-time since 2004)
- Visiting Fellow, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, April 2001
- Ph.D., Department of Politics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, March 2001
- Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F.Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.)(USA), 1997-1999
- Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, 1997-1998
- Individual NATO Research Grant, 1994-1996
- Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Politics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Intern European Commission (DG I, External Relations), Winter 1993-1994
- Intern United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva (Switzerland), June 1993
- Graduate Diploma in Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center, Paul H.Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Bologna (Italy), 1992-1993
- Ma in International Politics, University of Hull (UK), 1991-1992
- Licentiaat in de Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1989-1991
- Candidat en Sciences Politiques et Sociales, FUNDP, Namur, 1987-1989