Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

Short CV

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt holds the chair of European and Global Governance at the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy / TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology since July 2016. Her research interests include the delegation of power to international organizations, European integration, global economic governance, two-level games, negotiation analysis, accountability in the digital age, as well as disruptions in politics and technology.
She received her PhD in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and completed her Habilitation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From March 2012 through June 2016 she held the chair of International Politics at TU Dresden. Previous appointments include, a guest professorship at the FU Berlin, an assistant professorship at HU Berlin and fellowships at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), and at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2016 to 2021, Prof. da Conceição-Heldt was reform rector of the Hochschule für Politik München and (founding) dean of the TUM School of Governance.
She is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and four monographs, several books and has edited special issues for peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Review of International Political Economy, Negotiation Journal, International Negotiations, International Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Global Society and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.

Prestigious Distinctions

  • 2022: TUM IAS Carl von Linde Fellowship
  • 2022: Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs
  • 2019: Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Free State of Bavaria in Europe and the World
  • 2015: Fulbright Fellowship at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2012: Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (1.3 Million €)
  • 2010: Heisenberg Fellowship, German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 2009: Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C. (declined)
  • 2007-2008: Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute (Florence)

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow


  • De-Globalisierung. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 2022 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Mello, Patrick A.; Novoselova, Anna; Ramon Serrano Oswald, Omar: Persistence Against the Odds: How Entrepreneurial Agents Helped the UN Joint Inspection Unit to Prevail. Global Policy 13 (2), 2022, 235-246 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Heldt, Eugénia C; Mello, Patrick A; Novoselova, Anna; Serrano Oswald, Omar Ramon: When Do International Organizations Engage in Agency Slack? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of United Nations Institutions. Global Studies Quarterly 2 (3), 2022 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Heldt, Eugenia C.; Dörfler, Thomas: Orchestrating private investors for development: How the World Bank revitalizes. Regulation & Governance 16 (4), 2021, 1382-1398 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Herzog, Lisa: The Limits of Transparency: Expert Knowledge and Meaningful Accountability in Central Banking. Government and Opposition 57 (2), 2021, 217-232 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Müller, Tony: Bringing Independence and Accountability Together: Mission Impossible for the European Central Bank? Journal of European Integration 44 (6), 2021, 837-853 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )