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PhD Candidate in Defence Studies, King's College London

Gesine is a PhD candidate at the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London, where she focuses on flexible formats of European defence cooperation in her PhD thesis. Her research interests include the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), EU-UK security and defence cooperation, the E3 countries (France, UK, Germany) in European security, and the EU's role on the geopolitical chessboard.

Gesine also works as a Program Coordinator at the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the US, where she conducts research on European security and defence a and coordinates the Transatlantic Trends survey. She holds an MA in European Affairs with distinction from SciencesPo Paris, an MA in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Freiburg and Institut d’Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence. She also studied one year of Mandarin at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Defence Studies, King's College London


  • 2019 
    SciencesPo Paris, European Affairs