Heinrich Schneider studied political science and sociology in Cleveland (Ohio). He obtained his Doctor Phil. at the University of Munich. He is an Emerite Professor for Political Science at the University of Vienna. He is an honorary President of the Wirtschaftliches Direktorium des Institutes für Europäisches Politik, Berlin. He was a Professor of Political Science among others in Hannover and Vienna. In 1995/1996 he held the Jacques Delors chair for European Policy in Aachen. He worked in security policy matters, among others, based upon his years in participating in international conferences (for instance as the Chief of Mission of Holy Sea and at OSZE). Schneider is the author and editor of numerous books, articles and a contributory to international encyclopedias mainly focusing on international politics, European integration, security policy, political education, as well as his history and theory of political thought.