Philipp Georg Karl Hauenstein was born 1983 in Nürnberg, Germany. Since november 2009 Mr. Hauenstein holds a Swiss Licenciate/Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Zurich. Title of his Master thesis: "The EU and its future perspective on military integration – effectiveness and performance limits of the military ESDP missions in front of the European Headline Goals for 2010 ". His Licenciate-Studies included military studies at the Military Academy at the ETH Zurich and focused on military psychology, strategic studies, military history, ethnic conflict research, military technology, security issues in the information age and especially intellectual national defence in Switzerland since 1930. Currently he supervises the Working Group for Security Policy (AG SIPO) of the association of students of political science at the University of Zurich which focuses on private military companies and the denationalization of executive powers in the 21st century. Mr. Hauenstein was elected Member of the Executive Board and Scientific Advisor of the Association of Swiss Intelligence Officers (SWISSINT) on May 28th 2009 for a period of four years. In Germany he is also member of the working group "Security politics -Bundeswehr" of the bavarian party CSU since 2006. In December 2009 Mr. Hauenstein got member of the German Associaton of Defense Technology (DWT) and represents one of the Board members for the Bodenseedreieck, an initiative to close the ties between the german, swiss and austrian defense industry. For the World Security Network Foundation Mr. Hauenstein is point of contact to the International Security Network, too.