Simon Hug

Simon Hug

Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

University of Geneva






Simon Hug is professor in the Department of political science and international relations at the University of Geneva.

He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Michigan (1994) after completing an undergraduate and Masters’ degree at the University of Geneva (1987, resp 1989).

After postdoc positions at the University of Geneva, the European University Institute in Florence and at the University of California, San Diego (SNF Fellowship), he taught political science as assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and as full professor at the Universities of St. Gallen and Zurich.

His research interests are at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations, focusing on decision-making processes, institutions and conflict resolution.  His publications appear in various journals, among them the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science,Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, Political Analysis, Public Choice, Review of International Organizations, as well as in several edited volumes and books.


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