Victoria Derrien, M.A.

Research Assistant

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276


Since 10/2017

University of Duisburg-Essen

M.A. Student in East Asian studies

05/2016 – 09/2016

United Nations, UN-SPIDER, Bonn

Awareness Raising/Information Management Intern

2015 – 2016

University of Paris VIII, Paris, France

M.A. in European and International Studies (2nd year)

Thesis: ‘Antimilitarism in International Relations, comparative analysis of Japan and Germany’

03/2015 – 06/2015

Embassy of France, Tokyo, Japan

Research/Additional Support Intern

03/2014 – 05/2014

Ministry of the Armies, Lille, France

International Relations Writer

2013 – 2015

Catholic University of Paris, Paris, France

M.A. in International Relations and Geopolitics (1st year)

Thesis: ‘Japan’s Rearmament: a Response to East-Asian Issues?’.

2010 – 2013

Catholic University of Paris, Paris, France

B.A. in History (major) and Geography (minor)

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Defense and security
  • Japanese Politics
  • Japanese Sociology
  • East-Asian politics 

Seminars and Conferences

“Romantism facing pragmatism: a battered economic partnership” intervention at the “1964-2014, 50th Anniversary of French-Chinese Diplomatic Relationship”, conference organised at the Catholic University of Paris, France (February 4, 2013).


Merit-based UDE Scholarship, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2018-2019.