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Amir Theilhaber


M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University Jerusalem; B.A. in International Affairs, Vesalius College – Vrije Universiteit Brussel; undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Applied History, Universität Siegen.


Orientalist scholarship and International politics in the Age of German Empire. Life, Career and Oeuvre of Friedrich Rosen, 1856-1935

Amir Heinitz's dissertation looks at the relationship of Oriental studies and Orient politics during the German Kaiserreich. The German diplomat, orientalist and later foreign minister Friedrich Rosen (1856-1935) serves as key actor and focal point of a history traversing twelve cities on three continents.  How power and knowledge relate is investigated in chapters on the translation of Persian poetry as a means of cultural understanding, Urdu at the court of the British viceroy in India, Orientalist congresses in northern climes, jihad in German foreign policy, and cultural sensitivity in high-level political negotiations. Amir pursues his Ph.D. at the Technical University Berlin.



With Marian Reda. “On the Egyptian Revolution: E-Mail Discussions by Two Former Cairo Flatmates.” The Critical Stage. Young Voices on Crucial Topics, No. 6, 2016.

“Migration and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean.” Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2013

Journalistic publications with openDemocracy, +972mag, zenith and MAGDA