Areas of Expertise

  • Middle East
  • German-Israeli relations
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Civilian crisis prevention


English, German



Kerstin Müller joined DGAP as a Senior Associate Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Program in April 2019. She is an expert with many years of experience especially on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and German-Israeli relations.

From 2013 to 2018, she headed the Israel office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Tel Aviv. Prior to this, she was a member of the German federal parliament for the Alliance 90/The Green Party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Party), acting as chairperson of their parliamentary group from 1994 to 2002. During the second coalition government of the social democrats (SPD) and the Green Party, she was minister of state in Germany’s Federal Foreign Office from 2002 to 2005. Subsequently, she was a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the German parliament and foreign policy spokesperson of the Green Party parliamentary group. She also held the office of deputy chair of the Subcommittee for Civilian Crisis Prevention.

Apart from her Middle East expertise, Kerstin Müller specializes on the areas of transatlantic relations and civilian crisis prevention. She studied law at the University of Cologne.  

Kerstin Müller


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