Acting Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Stefanie Babst
The Public Diplomacy Division covers all activities that contribute to promoting the Alliance’s image to a variety of audiences, establishing networks of relations with political, diplomatic, administrative, academic and media circles, and forming co-operative relations.
Personal data: Dr. Stefanie Babst
Place of birth: Kiel, Germany
NATO Acting Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy
Boulevard Leopold III
- M.A. in Political Science, International Law and Russian Studies, Christian-Albrechts-University/Kiel (December 1991)
- Ph.D. ("Summa cum laude") in Political Science, Christian-Albrechts-University/Kiel and Harvard University, Cambridge (December 1993)
- Member of the Board of the International Institute for Social Sciences, University of Jena, Honorary Board Member of "ZIFKRAS";
- Member of WIIS (Women in International Security Studies).
Fellowships and Research Stays Abroad:
- Fellowships: Pennsylvania State University, Fulbright-Commission, Michael-Freund-Foundation, Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation (Ph.D.), Harvard University (Russian Research Center)
- Guest lecturer: at Claremont McKenna College/California, National Defense University/Washington, U.S. Naval Academy/Annapolis, Military Academy/-Brno/Czech Republic, Military Academy/Kiev/Ukraine and Armed Forces Staff College/Norfolk; Kososo Assembly (Prishtina), Bosnian School for Politics (Sarajevo) and others.
- Delegate of OSCE election monitoring mission: Moscow (1995), Rostov (1996).
|4/1991-12/1992:||Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science/Christian-Albrechts-University/Kiel;|
|1/1993-8/1998:||Lecturer of Russian and East European Studies at the Federal Armed Forces Command & General Staff College/Hamburg;|
|9/1998 -9/2001||German Information Officer, Office of Information & Press, International Staff, NATO/Brussels|
|10/2001-5/2006||Head, NATO Countries, NATO Public Diplomacy Division/ Brussels|
|since May 2006||NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO Public Diplomacy Division/ Brussels|
|current||NATO Acting Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO Public Diplomacy Division/ Brussels|
- Following the NATO Summit in Riga/Lavia in 2004, the Latvian President awarded Dr. Babst with the l’ Ordre de Chevalier in recognition of her dedicated work for the Summit.
- Dr. Babst also was awarded with the respective l’Ordre de Chevalier of the Former Republic of Macedonia as well as the Republic of Montenegro.
- Dr. Babst also recently received the Danish Defence Minister`s 2010 Communication Price for the Public Diplomacy Division.
Publications: Numerous articles on international security policy and aspects of the Russian transformation process.