Sophie Eisentraut

Sophie Eisentraut is a senior researcher at the Munich Security Conference (MSC), where she contributes to the growing number of reports published by the MSC, including its annual flagship publication, the Munich Security Report. Prior to joining the MSC in 2018, Sophie was a transatlantic post-doctoral fellow at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Washington, DC, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) in Helsinki, and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, conducting research on the legitimacy and reform of international organizations, challenges to effective multilateral cooperation that arise from the (re)emergence of non-Western powers, and strategies applied by authoritarian regimes that contest liberal-democratic norms within global institutions. Sophie holds a PhD in political science and a master’s degree in international relations from Freie Universität Berlin. During her PhD studies, she worked as a research associate at the Global Governance research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, where she was also involved in a research project on contested world orders, analyzing normative differences and conflicts underlying the evolution of world order.