WILSKE, Dietmar, Prof. Dr.

Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Am Schlosspark 55
D-48308 Senden
Tel: +49 2597-7371
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  • Forschung

    • 1995- Study on the nature of European Union Federalism
    • 1987- Study on the idea of "science" in American Political Science Thought
    • 1985 Ph.D. supervisor in Political Science: Marianne Freyth, " Saul David Alinsky: Eine Amerikanische Theorie der Praxis"
    • 1973- Study on participatory democracy: minorities, people's organizations, the majority, the common good
  • Lehre

    Courses Taught at Institut of Political Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    • Proseminar: Labor and Capital in the United States of America in Historical Perspective (Das Verhältnis von Arbeit und Kapital in den Vereinigten Staaten: Historische Perspektive)
    • Proseminar: Comparing European Union and American Federalism (Der amerikanische Föderalismus und der Föderalismus der Europäischen Union im Vergleich)
    • Proseminar/Graduate Seminar: The Federalist Papers (Der Föderalist: Amerikanisches Regierungssystem)
    • Proseminar/Graduate Seminar: The Political Theories of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke (Die Politische Theorie bei Hobbes und Locke)
    • Graduate Seminar: American Political Science, History and Methods (Die amerikanische Politische Wissenschaft, Geschichte und Methoden)
    • Graduate Seminar: Edmund Burke and Alexis de Tocqueville on the emerging and early existing United States of America (Burke und Tocqueville, Texte zu Entstehung und Demokratie Amerikas)
  • CV


    • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Dr. phil. 1970

    Employment History

    • 1973-2006 Head of Department of International Affairs, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    • 1971-1973 Program Director, Amerika - Haus, Hannover
    • 1970-1971 Lecturer in European Political Education, Europa - Institut, Bad Oeynhausen

    Professional Activities

    • 1998-2006 Secretary of NEU-AWARD, Euregional Universities Network Prize
    • 1996-2006 Secretary of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster to Euregional Universities Network
    • 1995-2010 Chairman PRO DAF, non-profit association to carry out:
      - joint study Degree Course GERMAN STUDIES, jointly commissioned by Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität and Soochow University, Taipeh,Taiwan, 1995 - ,
        - International Summer School GERMAN STUDIES - GERMAN as a FOREIGN LANGUAGE, in collaboration with German as a Foreign Language Unit, - 2006
    • 1994 Co-Founder, Career Service, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
    • 1988-2004 Secretary of Advisory Senate Commission on International Relations
    • 1974-1983 Managing Director, International Summer School CONTINUED MEDICAL EDUCATION for French and Morrocan medical students, in collaboration with University of Lille 2, Medical Faculty
    • 1973-1987 Managing Director, International Summer School GERMAN LITERATURE, in collaboration with Department of German Language and Literature
    • 1973-2006 Head of Department of International Affairs, Responsibilities: International Relations Office, International Center for International Students, Humboldt and Europa Complex - Facilities for Visiting Scholars, German as a Foreign Language Unit - 1998, Student Couselling Unit, 2002 -, Career Service Unit 1994 -
    • 1973-2006 Coordinator: NRW Science Ministry, Daad funded international student exchange programs of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    Instructional Activities

    • 1973-1978 Resident Fellow, Aaseehaus-Kolleg Münster, affiliated to Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
    • Teaching Appointments 1995 - Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Rumania, European Faculty, Master Course GERMAN STUDIES, Erasmus Lecturer
    • 1978-1995 Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Foreign Study Program at Münster, lecturer in History of Modern Art
    • 1974 - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Politikwissenschaft
    • 1971-1973 Technische Carolo-Wilhelmina Universität zu Braunschweig, Institut für Politikwissenschaft
    • 1971-1973 Rats - Gymnasium, Hannover English Language taught to last year classes

    Scholastic Activities 

    • March 2005 Visiting Scholar, Daad Grant, Chinese Hong Kong University, Language Department, "Contemporary German Higher Education Reform"
    • May 2001 Visiting Scholar, University Grant, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Law Faculty, "Turkey and the European Union Enlargement Process"
    • March 2000 Visiting Scholar, Daad Grant, Goethe Institut Tokyo, "Contemporary German Higher Education Reform"
    • April 1999 Visiting Scholar, University Grant, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Law Faculty, "Right Wing Radicalism in Germany"
    • March 1996 Visiting Scholar, University Grant, International Christian University, Tokyo, Language Department, "Studying in Germany"


    • 2004 Invited Participant, Daad Award, German Administrators in Education, Conferences in New York and Santa Fe
    • 2002 Invited Participant, Daad Award, German Registrars and their Administrators in international Education, Conferences and Presentations at Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney Universities
    • 2000 Invited Participant, Daad Award, German Administrators in Education, Conferences at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan
    • 1996 Invited Participant, Daad Award, German Administrators in Education, Conferences at the University of Poznan, Poland
    • 1993 Invited Participant, Daad Award, Advanced French Language Course of the University of Poitiers at La Rochelle
    • 1991 Invited Participant, Taiwanese State Department, German Administrators in Education, Conferences at Fu Jen and Soochow University, Taipeh
    • 1987 Invited Participant, Fulbright Commission Award, German Administrators in Education, Conferences at American University, Washington, D.C., University of Austin, Texas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • 1981 Invited Participant, Daad Award, Italian Language and Culture Course, Istituto Trentino di Cultura at Levico

    Professional Memberships

    • Association des Membres de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
    • Ehemalige, Freunde des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster


    • 1999 Professor honoris causa, European Faculty, Babes - Bolyai University, Cluj - Napoca, Rumania
    • 1986 French Government Decoration: Chevallier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
  • Publikationen

    Articles and Chapters

    • "How to create a "more perfect union" - the American experience vis a vis the European process of an "ever closer union""  in: The Convergence of Diversity - The European Model, Eds. C. Paun, D. Paun, Presa Universitaria Clujeana, Rumania, 2014, pp.177-189.
    • "Die internationale Perspektive der Münsteraner Politikwissenschaft" in: Die Europäische Union im 21. Jahrhundert, Hrsg. Ehrhard, Jaberg Rike, Waldmann, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007, S. 15 - 25
    • "Welche Zukunft für die Europäischen Hochschulen?" in: Neues Europa - alte EU, Hrsg. Knelangen, Varwick, Opladen, Verlag Leske + Budrich, 2004, S. 275 -289
    • "Federalism, Regionalism, Subsidiarity: The Europe of the Regions. A Counterbalance to Brussel's Centralism?" in: Paradigme ale Integrarii, Eds. Marga, Paun, Gyemant, Fundatiei Pentru Studii Europene / Babes - Bolyai University, Cluj - Napoca, Rumania, 2002 pp. 246 -271
    • "Student Education at the International Christian University, Tokyo: A Strategic Profile", in International Educational Exchange Personnel Programme Report Book 2000, ed. Association of International Education, Japan, Tokyo, 2002, pp. 95 - 100
    • "Die internationale Dimension im Career Service", in: Career Service - Münsteraner Modell, Hrsg. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Career Service Münster, agenda Verlag, 1996, ISBN 3-929440-85-7, S. 94 - 99
    • "Politische Wissenschaft in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika", in: Politische Wissenschaft in Europa, Hrsg. Bellers, Münster, Lit Verlag, 1990, S. 260 - 284
    • "Studienkolleg und Ausländerstudium", in: 25 Jahre Studienkolleg Münster - FESTSCHRIFT zum 25jährigen Bestehen des Staatlichen Studienkollegs für ausländische Studierende an der Westfälischen Wilhelms- Universität Münster, Hrsg. Staatliches Studienkolleg Münster, 1985, S. 24 - 28
    • "Studium und Beruf am Beispiel Amerikanistik", Hrsg. Amerika- Institut der Universität München, 1977, S. 77 - 81

    Speeches and Papers

    • June 2006 Strategy Speech on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the International Center of the Westfälische Wilhelms - Universität, "The Future of the Study of Foreigners at our University" ("Die Zukunft des Ausländerstudiums an unserer Universität")
    • Aug. 2005 Strategy Paper submissioned to the Rectorate "Preview of the Requisites for a promising Study of Foreigners at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität" ("Vorschau auf die Erfordernisse eines erfolgversprechenden Ausländerstudiums an der WWU Münster")