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Gesine Weber is a program assistant at the Paris Office, where she coordinates the programming of GMF in Paris and contributes to the team’s research portfolio on security and defense. Her research interests include European security and defense, French-German relations, and the EU-U.S.-China triangle in geopolitics.

As a PhD candidate in defense studies at King’s College London, Gesine focuses on flexible forms of European defense cooperation. Prior to joining GMF, she worked as a parliamentary assistant to a member of the German Parliament, focusing on security and defense, and as a consultant on China for the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. She holds an M.A. in European affairs from SciencesPo Paris, an M.A. in political science from Freie Universität Berlin, and completed a French-German B.A. program at the University of Freiburg and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence. Besides French, English, and German, Gesine also speaks Mandarin Chinese.