Oliver Geden was a 2018-2019 visiting scholar of the Kleinman Center. Geden is head of the EU/Europe Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, which advises both the German Parliament and the German Federal Government. His work focuses on the European Union’s climate and energy policy, climate engineering, and the quality of scientific policy advice. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. During his time at SWP, he has been seconded to the Federal Foreign Office’s (AA) policy planning unit, and to the policy planning division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Geden studied anthropology, gender studies and political science, and received a Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology at Humboldt University Berlin.