Since September 2009 Kathrin Keil is a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) and the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at Freie Universität Berlin. She is writing her dissertation on “European Union Energy Security and Climate Change Policy in relation to the Arctic” (working title).
Kathrin holds a Master of Science in European Affairs (M.Sc.) from Lund University in Sweden and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (B.A.I.R.) from Technical University Dresden, Germany. During her studies she has also gained experience in think tanks, public administration and the private industry. For example, she worked with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin), the administration of the German Bundestag, the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour and the NGO Democracy International.
Apart from her research on EU integration and policy-making, Energy and Climate Politics as well as the Arctic, Kathrin has worked on European Governance, EU law, EU Negotiations and European Integration and the Global Political Economy.