Dr. Kathrin Keil
Europe Director - Arctic Security, Cooperation, Resources and Institutions
Dr. phil. (2013), Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Germany

M.Sc. European Affairs (2009), Lunds Universitet, Sweden
B.A. International Relations (2007), Technical University Dresden, Germany

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Research interests: Arctic oil and gas, shipping and fishing development, Arctic geopolitics, cooperation and conflict, role of international institutions, ecosystem-based management

Kathrin Keil wrote her PhD Dissertation at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) at the Freie Universität Berlin on the international politics of the Arctic, with a focus on international regimes and institutions in the areas of energy, shipping and fishing. She further has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Technische Universität Dresden and a Master of Science in European Affairs from Lunds Universitet in Sweden.

Kathrin is currently a Project Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, in the Sustainable Interaction with the Atmosphere (SIWA) cluster.

Professional experience:

08/2013. Fellow at the NVP-Nansen interdisciplinary PhD and Post-doc Summer School 2013 on 'Shipping in Arctic Water', Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

07/2013 - 08/2013. Fellow at the Arctic Summer College 2013, organized by Ecologic Institute Berlin, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Embassy of Canada, Germany, and WWF Global Arctic Program.

09/2012 - 12/2012. Doctoral Fellow at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of International Relations, Israel.

Invited Speaker at Arctic Future Forum 2012: An Ambitious Agenda for Canada’s Leadership of the Arctic Council, Rideau Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Presentation on “The EU as a Prospective Permanent Observer to the Arctic Council”.

10/2011 - 04/2012. Lecturer, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin, Master Seminar 32512_11W IR Therory and North America's New Security Challenges in the Arctic.

Publications, conference presentations:

06/2013 The Arctic: A new region of conflict? The case of oil and gas, Cooperation and Conflict, Online First. Available here.

05/2013. Article with Sebastian Knecht: Arctic Geopolitics Revisited: Spatialising Governance in the Circumpolar North, The Polar Journal. Available

Arctic Energy Geopolitics: Hydrocarbon Hopes and Challenges, Global Energy Monitor, Vol. 1, Issue 1, January 4, 2013, pp. 1-4, Center for Energy Governance & Security, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

11/2012. Opening Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic: A Conflict and Risk Assessment, Tvergastein Interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment, 2
nd issue, pp. 36-43. Available here.

2012. The EU in the Arctic 'Game' - The Concert of Arctic Actors and the EU's Newcomer Role. FU Berlin Dokumentenserver. Available here.

2012. The Prominence of Arctic Energy Resources. Presentation at Arctic Frontiers Conference 2012 ‘Energies of the High North’, 22-27 January 2012, Tromsø, Norway. Available here.