Philip Schleifer is Assistant Professor of Transnational Governance at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). At UvA, he coordinates the Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV) seminar series. He is also a research fellow of the Earth System Governance Project, a global research network on environmental governance. Previously, he was a Max Weber Fellow and a Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute (2014-2015) and a visiting researcher at Duke University (2012).
Born in Eckernfoerde (Germany), Philip studied Political Science and International Relations in Bremen and Berlin (2003-2009). In 2014, he obtained a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
His research focuses on global environmental politics, international political economy, and transnational trade governance. His current work investigates the institutional design and effectiveness of voluntary sustainability standards. Philip has published widely in high impact journals, including Governance, Global Environmental Politics, International Studies Review, and Regulation & Governance. In the past, his studies and research have been supported by grants from the Amsterdam Institute on Social Science Research (AISSR), the German Academic Exchange Service, and various funding instruments of the European Union, including COST and FP7.
Philip has extensive experience of executive-level teaching. He organizes executive training seminars for the EUI's School of Transnational Governance and worked as a teaching assistant at TRIUM Global Executive MBA, a programme jointly offered by LSE, NYU Stern School of Business, and HEC Paris. His consultancy and advisory work includes a wide range of public sector organizations at the national and international level, such as the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Dutch Parliament, and the Dutch Ministry on Foreign Affairs.