Claudia Major, Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), whose fields of interest include Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP), crisis management, armed forces, German defense and security policy, and NATO has an extensive working experience with some of Germany and Europe’s most prominent think-tanks. Ms. Major has taught at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques/Sciences Po Paris starting in 2006. She has been member of the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention of the Federal Foreign Office since 2010. From 2008-2009 she worked for the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich; she spent one year at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EU ISS), has been Fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Program, and worked in public affairs at IPA Network Berlin, from 2001 to 2003. She started her professional career in German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in 2000.