Hans Peter Schmitz

Hans Peter Schmitz
Phone: (619) 260-2747
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 275J

Associate Professor

  • PhD, European University Institute, Social and Political Sciences
  • MA, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Political Science, History, European Ethnology

Research interests: governance and effectiveness of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), digital advocacy, rights-based approaches to development, and global efforts to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Professional Experience

Editorial Board, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs

Co-founder of the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs/Syracuse University.


  • International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR): Award for Best Article published in the journal Voluntas.
  • International Studies Association (ISA): Venture Grant for the workshop INGOs by the Numbers: Innovations in Data Collection and Methods.
  • National Science Foundation: Transnational NGOs as Agents of Change: Towards Understanding Their Governance, Leadership and Effectiveness (Grant No. SES-0527679).

Scholarly Work

Hall, N., Schmitz, H. P., & Dedmon, J. M. (2019). Transnational Advocacy and NGOs in the Digital Era: New Forms of Networked Power. International Studies Quarterly.

Deloffre, M., and Schmitz, H.P. 2019. International NGO legitimacy. Challenges and responses, Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, ed. by T.R. Davies, London: Routledge.

Schmitz, H.P. 2018. International Criminal Accountability and Transnational Advocacy Networks (TANs), The Oxford Handbook of International Security, ed. by A. Gheciu and W.C. Wohlforth, New York: Oxford UP, 697-710.

Mitchell, G.E., and Schmitz, H.P. 2018. The Nexus of Public and Nonprofit Management, Public Performance & Management Review 42 (1): 11-33.

Boyer, E., Kopalkov, A., and Schmitz, H.P. 2018. Do Executives Approach Leadership Differently when they are Involved in Collaborative Partnerships?  A Perspective from International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs), Public Performance & Management Review 42 (1): 213-240.