Prof. Dr. Jürg Gabriel
Emeritierter Professor (1995-2005) am Departement Geistes-, Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften D-GESS
Jürg Martin Gabriel was a full professor of political science (International Relations) at ETH Zurich from 1995 until his retirement in 2005. He was a founding member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS).
Jürg Martin Gabriel was born in 1940 and studied political
science at the American University in Washington, D.C. He received his
doctorate in 1971 with a dissertation on Clausewitz and his relevance
for the nuclear age. Subsequently, he was professor at the University
of Yaoundé (Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun) for
Upon his return to Switzerland, he held various part-time
posts and later became a permanent lecturer at the University of St.
Gallen, where he also wrote his professorial habilitation. In 1991-92
he spent two terms as a visiting professor at Stanford University
(Palto Alto, California) and in 1992 became full professor at the
University of St. Gallen.
Three years later, he transferred to ETH Zurich, where he headed the Research Center on International Relations and laid the groundwork for a B.A. program in public affairs for professional officers of the Swiss Army. In March 2003, Jürg Martin Gabriel was granted a three-year leave of absence to become Director of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) at the University of Malta, and institution founded and supported by the Swiss Foreign Ministry. He returned to Switzerland in the fall of 2005.
1982-1993 Board member, Swiss Political Science Association
1993-1996 President, Swiss Political Science Association
1995-2000 Member, Swiss National Science Foundation, NFP 42 (Swiss foreign policy)
1996-1999 Chairman, Department IXA (Military Sciences) ETHZ
1998-2003 Member, COST Technical Committee, Social Science (Bruxelles)
1999-2003 Head, Professional Officers' Training Program, ETHZ
1999-2000 President, NFP 42 (Swiss foreign policy)
2000-2003 Member, Curriculum commission ETHZ
2001-2003 ETHZ Representative, Commission for Federal Scholarships (ESKAS)
2007- Lia Rumantscha, Delegate for university training
2008- Lia Rumantscha, Delegate for project "San Gottardo"
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