Simon Green is Executive Dean and Professor of Politics in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. His research interests lie in European politics, especially in comparative immigration, integration and citizenship policy, as well as in German political structures and party politics. In 2010-11 (with Ed Turner), he conducted a research project, funded by the DAAD’s Promoting German Studies in the UK Programme, into the changing nature of Christian Democracy in Germany. In 2012-13, he is leading a new project, also funded by the DAAD, comparing migration policies in the UK and Germany. He is the co-author (together with Dan Hough and Alister Miskimmon) of The Politics of the New Germany (Routledge, second edition 2012), a major new textbook on contemporary Germany.
Professor Green is a member of the Area Studies Sub-Panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). From 2009-11, he was Chair of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP). In 2011, he was elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences. Alongside his academic interests, Professor Green is active in British-German relations, and from 2006-10 served as Co-chair of UK-German Connection, a joint initiative of the UK and German governments to strengthen school and youth links.