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Tobias Bütow has studied Political Science and Contemporary History in Berlin, Hamburg and Sarajevo.
He joined IE·EI in 2010 as DAAD Lecturer, after having worked in Israel (Yad VaShem, Jerusalem), in Bosnia and Hercegovina (OSCE, Sarajevo) and Germany (German Historical Mueseum, Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe). 

In his research he is mainly focussing on collective violence and ethnic conflicts, as well as the European Integration of the Western Balkans. Since 2007 he is a board member of Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe.

Tobias Bütow is since March 2019 the German Secretary General of the Franco-German Youth Office.

Some selected publications:

  • "Ein KZ in der Nachbarschaft" (2003) "After the Wars.
  • The Western Balkans facing the European Union" (Ed., 2009). 


  • (avec Tobias Flessenkemper): Nicht im Herzen Europas - Bosnien und Herzegowina und die europäische Reisefreiheit, in: Erich Rathfelder/Carl Bethke (dir.), Bosnien im Fokus. Festschrift für Christian Schwarz-Schilling, Berlin/Tübingen 2010, pp. 360-378.    
  • (avec Tobias Flessenkemper): Building and Removing Visa Walls. On European Integration of the Western Balkans, in: Security and Peace, 3/2011, pp. 162-168.    
  • Plusieurs contributions dans: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-145, Washington 2009.  

   Direction et coordination de numéros de revues:    

  • Approaching Collective Violence. On Methods and Perspectives/Aborder la violence collective: Methodes et perceptions, L'Europe en Formation, No. 357, 3/2010.