Philipp Christoph Schmädeke
is Political Scientist (Dr.rer.pol.) at the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin. He has previously taught at the Pedagogical University in Rostov-on-Don and the University of Potsdam. He is the author of A History of Realistic Democracy Theory (Geschichte der Realistischen Demokratietheorie, Bonn 2022) and Political Regime Changes (Politische Regimewechsel. Grundlagen der Transitionsforschung, Tübingen 2012). He is co-founder and director of the Academic Network Eastern Europe (akno e.V.) which supports scholars- and students-at-risk from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.