Stefanie Babst

Dr. Stefanie Babst has been a member of NATO’s International Staff since 1998.  She is currently the Head of the Strategic Analysis Capability for the NATO Secretary General and for the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.  In this capacity, she is responsible for preparing strategic foresight assessments on potential upcoming crisis situations in geographical and functional areas of relevance and concern to NATO, as well as on their implications for the Alliance. Prior to joining SAC in 2012, she occupied various posts in NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, including that of NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy.

She began her career in 1991 as Assistant Professor for International Security Policy at the Institute of Political Science/Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany, moving on to become Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the Federal Armed Forces Command & General Staff College in Hamburg.

Stefanie is an internationally renowned publisher and speaker of international security issues. She is a member of a number of policy groups and security networks, including Women in International Security (WIIS) and the World Economic Forum. In recognition of her professional achievements, she also received several awards.