Oliver Westerwinter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of political science at the Department of Political Science at the University of St. Gallen. His research interests include informal international institutions, transnational public-private governance, bargaining, international security, network theory, and political methodology.
Oliver received his Ph.D. in June 2014 at the European University Institute. His dissertation analyzed the formation and evolution of transnational institutions in which public and private actors cooperate on global security issues. Oliver joined the Department of Political Science at St. Gallen in 2013. In 2011, he conducted his research as a visiting fellow at the University of California, San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.