Research Interests: The drivers, varieties, and consequences of multilateral institutions’ contestation.
In his doctoral project “After Exit – Explaining Institutional Resilience and Decay after Hegemonic Withdrawal”, Tim Heinkelmann-Wild explores why some multilateral institutions are resilient after the US withdrew while other institutions decay. As a researcher within the DFG project “Public Responsibility Attribution in the European Union” at LMU Munich, he examines when supranational or national policymakers are hold responsible for contested policies and how they respond to blame. Tim Heinkelmann-Wild is receiving doctoral scholarships by the German National Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”) as well as the Marianne-Plehn-Programme within the Elite Network of Bavaria (“Elitenetzwerk Bayern”).
Tim Heinkelmann-Wild obtained his Bachelor in Political Science and History in 2015 and his Master in Political Science in 2018 at LMU Munich, both times top of his year. During his studies, he received scholarships by the German National Academic Foundation and the “Deutschlandstipendium”. Tim Heinkelmann-Wild previously worked, inter alia, as a research assistant at the Chair of Global Governance as well as at the Chair of International Relations. As an intern, Tim Heinkelmann-Wild gained policy-related experience in international politics, for example at the German Foreign Office’s headquarter in Berlin (Task Force Ukraine) and its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, as well as at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). He is member of the German National Academic Foundation’s selection committee, the Elite Network of Bavaria, and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).