Gesine Weber is a program coordinator at the Paris Office, where she is responsible for security and defense programming, coordinating the Transatlantic Trends study, and managing the Paris chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network (YTN). Her work and publications focus on European security and defense, including EU-U.K. relations and the CSDP, French-German relations, and the EU-U.S.-China triangle in geopolitics.

Gesine is also pursuing PhD research on European defense cooperation at the Defense Studies Department of King’s College London, where she is affiliated with several research groups. Prior to joining GMF, she worked as a parliamentary advisor 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.