About BTS
PhD Candidates
Dr. Kathrin Keil
Personal Data | CV | Scientific Activities and Internships | Dissertation Topic | Further Research Interests | Stipends and Awards | Publications

1. Personal Data

Dr. phil.


2. CV

09/2009 - 07/2013: PhD Candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Thesis supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, Prof. Oran Young

09/2007 – 06/2009: Lunds Universitet, Sweden, Master of Science (Two Years) in European Affairs

08/2006 - 01/2007: Lunds Universitet, Sweden, Semester abroad as ERASMUS-student

10/2004 – 09/2007: Technical University Dresden, Germany, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (B.A.I.R.)


3. Scientific Activities and Internships

Since 11/2015: Project Leader, SMART Project (Sustainable Modes of Arctic Resource-driven Transformations), IASS, Potsdam

09/2013 - 10/2015: Project Scientist, Cluster “Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere”, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam

08/2014 - 09/2014: Guest Researcher, Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC), St. Petersburg, Russia

Since 12/2013: Member of the official German Observer Delegation to the Arctic Council

07/2013 - 08/2013: Fellow, Arctic Summer College 2013

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

09/2012: Rideau Institute Ottawa, Canada, Arctic Future Forum 2012: An Ambitious Agenda for Canada’s Leadership of the Arctic Council, Invited Speaker, presentation on “The EU as a Prospective Permanent Observer to the Arctic Council”

Euromasters Programme of Humboldt University Berlin, Master Thesis Supervision, Thesis topic: Towards an Effective Promotion of Sustainable Development in the Arctic? An Assessment of the Arctic Council’s Organisational Capacity

10/2011 - 04/2012 John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, MA-Seminar "IR Theory and North America's New Security Challenges in the Arctic”, lecturer

from 09/2011 The Arctic Institute (www.thearcticinstitute.org), Europe Director

10/2010 - 04/2011 Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Freie Universität Berlin, "Introduction to IR", teaching assistant (tutor)

08/2008 - 01/2009: German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin), research group I (European Integration), Berlin, Internship


4. Dissertation Topic

"Cooperation and Conflict in the Arctic - The Cases of Energy, Shipping and Fishing"


5. Further Research Interests

Arctic/High North region
International Relations and Institutions
Comprehensive security
EU and the Arctic
Maritime law


6. Stipends and Awards

2015: Project funding from Norwegian Research Council

2015: Award of seed funding grant from International Social Science Council (ISSC)

2014: Award of seed funding grant Fast Track Initiative (FTI)/Future Earth together with partners in US and Canada

2014: Funding from Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety to support the Potsdam Summer School 2014

04/2013: ISA Travel Grant and DAAD Conference Travel Grant, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2013, San Francisco, USA

02/2013 - 04-2013: Dissertation Completion Grant, Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

01/2013: Young Scientists Forum Travel Scholarship, for Arctic Frontiers Conference 2013 in Tromsø, Norway

09/2012 - 12/2012: Doctoral Exchange Fellowship, Einstein Foundation, BTS/DAAD Travel Grant, research stay at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2009 - 2012: PhD Scholarship of the Dahlem Research School, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

04/2012: Dahlem Research School Travel Grant, for ISA Annual Convention 2012 in San Diego, USA

01/2012: Dahlem Research School Travel Grant and Young Scientists Forum Travel Scholarship, for Arctic Frontiers Conference 2012 in Tromsø, Norway

09/2011: Dahlem Research School Travel Grant, for ISA Conference in Brisbane, Australia

09/2010: Dahlem Research School Travel Grant, for 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference in Dublin, Ireland

08/2006 - 01/2007: ERASMUS Scholarship, for semester abroad at Lund University, Sweden


7. Publications

Keil, Kathrin, 2015: “Die Zukunft arktischer Öl- und Gasressourcen - Internationale Einflussfaktoren arktischer Energieressourcenentwicklung” [The Future of Arctic Oil and Gas Resources – International Influencing Factors of Arctic Energy Development], Sicherheit und Frieden/Security and Piece, Special Issue on The Arctic – Regional Cooperation or Conflict, 3/2015, pp. 132-138.

Keil, Kathrin, 2015. “Economic Potential”, in: Jokela, Juha (ed.): Arctic security matters, Report No 24 – June 2015, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, p. 21-31

Keil, Kathrin, 2015: “Spreading Oil, Spreading Conflict? Institutions Regulating Arctic Oil and Gas Activities”, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 85-110.

Keil, Kathrin - Raspotnik, Andreas, 2014: “The European Union's Gateways to the Arctic”, European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 101-120.

Keil, Kathrin, 2014: “The Arctic: A new region of conflict? The case of oil and gas”, Cooperation and Conflict, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 160-188

Knecht, Sebastian – Keil, Kathrin, 2013: “Arctic Geopolitics Revisited: Spatialising Governance in the Circumpolar North”, The Polar Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 178-203.

Keil, Kathrin: “Opening Oil and Gas Development in the Arctic: A Conflict and Risk Assessment”, Tvergastein Interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment, 2nd issue, November 2012, pp. 36-43.

Keil, Kathrin: “The EU in the Arctic ‘Game’ – The Concert of Arctic Actors and the EU’s Newcomer Role”. FU Berlin Dokumentenserver, 2012. Available at: http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000012748.

Keil, Kathrin: “The Prominence of Arctic Energy Resources”. Presentation at Arctic Frontiers Conference 2012 ‘Energies of the High North’, 22-27 January 2012, Troms, Norway.

Keil, Kathrin. “Differentiation in the European integration process”, Lund University, 2009.

Keil, Kathrin – Primova, Radostina. “Die europäische Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion im Umbruch: Lektionen aus der globalen Finanzkrise und neue Aufgaben für die Zukunft”, conference report, in: integration Vierteljahreszeitschrift, 2/2009.

Keil, Kathrin – Maršić, Tomislav. “Die Ratifikation des Lissabonner Vertrags in Tschechien - Zwischen Vertiefungsskepsis und Staatsraison”, SWP Berlin, December 2008.

Keil, Kathrin – Maršić, Tomislav. “The Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty in the Czech Republic – An EU-Critic under Pressure”, SWP Berlin, December 2008.

The BTS is financially supported by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, German Academic Exchange Service
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
Einstein Stiftung Berlin, Einstein Foundation Berlin
DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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