MIchael Bauer is co-founder and vice-chairman of Middle East and International Affairs Research Group (MEIA Research), an independent research and consultancy network. He is a specialist on European politics and Europe’s role in international affairs and works on security and development cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa. For German and international organisations he implemented various consultancy and capacity-building programs on European and Middle Eastern affairs.
Previously he has coordinated the International European Studies Programs of Munich Ludwig Maximilian University (2008-2016) and led the Middle East Programme of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) and. For a humanitarian relief organization he implemented programs on education, medical support and direct aid in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq (2016-2017).
Michael Bauer was a non-resident lecturer at various German and international universities, such as the Interdisciplinary Center for European Studies at Chulalongkorn University Bangkok (2011-2015). In 2012 he was a visiting scholar at the Center for International Relations of the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil.
Michael Bauer studied in Munich and Aberystwyth (UK) and holds an M.A. degree from LMU in political science and a postgraduate degree in educational science from the Munich School of Philosophy.