Lukas Danner

Research Associate

Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence


Dr. Lukas K. Danner is Research Associate at the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, Florida International University (FIU), USA, and Honorary Research Fellow at the East Asia Security Centre, Bond University, Australia. Dr. Danner teaches a range of courses at the Department of Politics and International Relations, FIU, including Politics of Western Europe, International Relations of Europe, International Relations of East Asia, and Conflict, Security and Peace in IR, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations, an M.A. in International Studies with a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies from FIU, as well as an M.A. in Sinology, American Cultural History and Law from the University of Munich, Germany. Dr. Danner is the author of China’s Grand Strategy: Contradictory Foreign Policy? (2018) and his research broadly centers around security studies, foreign policy, and geopolitics, specifically security dynamics in the Indo-Pacific and the Arctic, European foreign affairs, small states, Chinese international relations, and Arctic affairs. His research can be found on