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Nicole Koenig, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow

Nicole Koenig

Jacques Delors Centre

Nicole Koenig is a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from May through June 2022.

She is Deputy Director of the Jacques Delors Centre at the Hertie School in Berlin. She leads the Centre’s think tank work on EU foreign and security policy, institutions and democracy, as well as migration policy. Her own research focuses on European and German security and defense policy, EU-NATO relations, and Franco-German cooperation. Prior to joining the Jacques Delors Centre, she worked for various European think tanks and universities including the Trans European Policy Studies Association in Brussels, the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, and the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London. She was awarded the 2019-2020 Europe’s Futures Fellowship by the Vienna-based Institute for Human Sciences.

Nicole Koenig holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Cologne and Edinburgh. She holds a master’s degree in Politics and Management from the University of Constance and one in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges. She published a monograph on EU security policy as well as a broad range of think tank and academic papers and frequently appears in international media.

During her fellowship at the AICGS, Nicole Koenig will focus on the connection between the EU’s Strategic Compass for Security and Defence (March 2022) and NATO’s new Strategic Concept (due in June 2022). Both documents are heavily influenced by the Russian war on Ukraine as well as national strategy shifts such as the German Zeitenwende. Nicole Koenig will assess the implications of these strategy reviews for transatlantic security and defense cooperation.

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

AICGS is pleased to welcome Nicole Koenig as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from May through June 2022.

She is Deputy Director of the Jacques Delors Centre at the Hertie School in Berlin. She leads the Centre’s think tank work on EU foreign and security policy, institutions and democracy, as well as migration policy. Her own research focuses on European and German security and defense policy, EU-NATO relations, and Franco-German cooperation. Prior to joining the Jacques Delors Centre, she worked for various European think tanks and universities including the Trans European Policy Studies Association in Brussels, the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, and the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London. She was awarded the 2019-2020 Europe’s Futures Fellowship by the Vienna-based Institute for Human Sciences.

Nicole Koenig holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the Universities of Cologne and Edinburgh. She holds a master’s degree in Politics and Management from the University of Constance and one in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges. She published a monograph on EU security policy as well as a broad range of think tank and academic papers and frequently appears in international media.

During her fellowship at the AICGS, Nicole Koenig will focus on the connection between the EU’s Strategic Compass for Security and Defence (March 2022) and NATO’s new Strategic Concept (due in June 2022). Both documents are heavily influenced by the Russian war on Ukraine as well as national strategy shifts such as the German Zeitenwende. Nicole Koenig will assess the implications of these strategy reviews for transatlantic security and defense cooperation.

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

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