Katrin Milzow

After a BA at the University of Oxford and a MA at the Institute of European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Katrin has recently defended her PhD thesis on “‘National Interests’ and European Integration: Discourse and Politics (1997-2004)” at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is also editor of Working Papers in International History and Politics published at the Graduate Institute.

Her main research interests centre on European Union politics, with a particular focus on political discourses and legitimisations of the European project. More recently, Katrin has also taken an interest in the history of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the evolution of asylum politics in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Selected publications
“The ‘Cuba of the West?’ France’s Cold War in Zaire, 19771978.” Journal of Cold War Studies. Forthcoming

Milzow, K., « L’élargissement vers l’est de l’Union européenne: négociations et marchandages entre les Quinze », forthcoming in Relations internationales

Milzow, K., “Anatomy of a Crisis: the UNHCR’s relations with the Federal Republic of Germany from the 1970s to the 1980s”, Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 27(1), 2008, p. 74-88

Huber, S., Milzow, K. (eds), “European Voices : Actors and Witnesses of European Integration”, Actes du 3e Colloque de la History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS) tenu à l’Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales les 16 et 17 mars 2007, available on HEIRS’ website (www.heirs-eu.org)

Milzow, K., “Europe and the European Union in the Discourse of Tony Blair”, Cahiers Charles V, N° 41, 2006, p. 121 – 143

Milzow, K., “Le discours politique et la sécurité: Blair, Chirac et Schröder et la politique européenne de sécurité et de défense (1998-2003)”, Relations internationales, N° 125, printemps 2006, p. 83 – 95