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: humanitarian initiative with respect to nuclear disarmament; Iranian nuclear programme; nuclear terrorism/nuclear security
- 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:
- Vice-Chairman of the Department of Politics (2012-2015)
- Head of Research Group International Politics 
- Vice-Chairman of the Master-na-Master in Internationale Betrekkingen en Diplomatie 

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)
Member of the Board of Governors of International Peace Information Service (IPIS)
Member of the Board of VEWA
Member of the General Assembly of Pax Christi Flanders

Member of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Awarded Ambassador for Peace Prize by 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

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