Steven Keil is a program officer at GMF in Washington, DC, where he focuses on GMF’s foreign and security policy work. Keil also works on issues surrounding the German-U.S. relationship, the broader transatlantic relationship, and the politics of the post-Soviet space. Prior to joining GMF, he was a fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Berlin, where he conducted work placements in the CDU/CSU Foreign Policy Working Group in the Bundestag, as well the Eastern European and Eurasian Research Division at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Keil also worked in the United States Senate for the personal office of U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), having served as a legislative aide advising the senator on energy, environment, and agricultural issues. During his time in the Senate, Keil’s legislative portfolio also included Constitutional issues, international affairs, and the judiciary. Keil received his bachelor’s from the University of South Dakota in political science, German, and history. Keil holds a master’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service BMW Center of German and European Studies. He speaks fluent German and basic Russian.
Program Officer, German Marshall Fund