Dr. Lea Wisken

Portrait Foto Lea Wisken (WZB)


Former Scholarship Holder of the Research Unit

Research fields

Norm conflicts | Regime complexes | Fragmentation of int'l law


PhD candidate at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) / Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS)

Fellow Senior Associate, McKinsey&Company, Berlin

Master of Arts (Hons) in International Relations and Economics, University of St Andrews, UK

Research intern at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/PRIF)

Intern at The Associated Press (AP) news agency, Frankfurt a. M.

Intern at the local newspaper Frankfurter Neue Presse, Frankfurt a. M.

Past talks

The dynamics of dissent: when actions are louder than words.  Co-authored with Anette Stimmer. ISA, San Francisco, USA, April 4, 2018.

Workshop framework paper. The dynamics of dissent: direct and indirect norm contestation. Co-authored with Anette Stimmer, Joel Ng, Patrick Quinton-Brown. REFRACT workshop-series, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK, June 2-3, 2017.

Who wins norm conflicts, and why? ISA, Baltimore, US, Feb 22-25, 2017.

Explaining Resilience in Institutional Complexes. Co-authored with Benjamin Faude. WIRE-series workshop on the Evolution of Institutional Complexes, University of Québec, Canada, Sep 30-Oct 1, 2016.

Should we call a lawyer? How to overcome problems in the conceptualization of norm conflicts. IPT Graduate Conference, University of St Andrews, UK, May 26-27, 2016.

Should we call a lawyer? ISA, Atlanta, US, March 16-19, 2016.

The Interplay between Law and Politics in the Resolution of Inter-Institutional Norm Conflicts. Co-authored with Benjamin Faude, ISA, Atlanta, US, March 16-19, 2016.

The Stability of International Institutions: A Virtuous Circle with Loopholes. EISA, Giardini Naxos, Italy, Sep 23-26, 2015.

Should we call a lawyer? 3rd congress of the German Association for Law and Society, Humboldt University Berlin, Sep 9-11, 2015.