Holger Mölder, Associate Professor
tel: +372 620 4122
office hours in Spring semester 2018: Wednesday and Thursday 15.15-16.00
Holger Mölder joined the Tallinn University of Technology in 2015, and currently is Associated Professor in International Relations at the Department of Law and Head of Master’s Program in International Relations and European-Asian Studies. He defended his PhD on Political Sciences in 2010 at the University of Tartu and his dissertation examined cooperative security issues in the modern security environment. From 1995 to 2015, he served twenty years in the Estonian national defence system, first at the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, where he was involved in building-up process of the system and integration with NATO and afterwards at the Estonian National Defence College. He completed his MA degree in International Security and Civil-Military Relations at the US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA. He also graduated the Estonian School of Diplomacy in 1995. His research interests include international security issues, including Baltic security, Middle Eastern security, European security, but also security cultures and culture of fear in international relations and he has written on Latin American issues. Recently he has been involved in several projects related to strategic communication, information warfare and hybrid warfare. Since 2018, he is a member of international research network COST Action CA15101, Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories.
Topics of supervision: International security and conflict issues; regional policy issues: Europe, the Middle East, the United States of America; Latin America.
Selection of publications:
- Mölder, Holger (2011). The Culture of Fear in International Politics - A Western-dominated International System and Its Extremist Challenges. KVÜÕA Toimetised, 14 (2), 241−263. Later published in E. B. Shiraev; V. M. Zhubok (Eds.). Current Debates in International Relations (2015) (270−277), Oxford University Press.
- Mölder, Holger (2011). The Cooperative Security Dilemma in the Baltic Sea Region. Journal of Baltic Studies, 2, 143−168.10.1080/01629778.2011.569063.
- Mölder, Holger (2015). The Inca Legacy and Indigenous Political Movements in Contemporary Latin America. In: Märt Läänemets, Vladimir Sazonov, Peeter Espak (Ed.). When Gods Spoke. Religious Phenomena and Artefacts. Studia in Honorem Tarmo Kulmar. (211−226). Tartu: University of Tartu Press. (Studia Orientalia Tartuensia, Series Nova.; VI).