Dr. Stefanie Babst has been NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy since May 2006. Before that, she was the Head of NATO's Country Section in the Public Diplomacy Division and a Lecturer of Russian and East European Studies at the Federal Armed Forces Command & General Staff College in Hamburg. Dr. Babst received a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Kiel, Germany, and a PhD from Harvard University, Cambridge. She is also an active member of WIISS, Women in International Security Studies.