Kim Obergfaell

Policy Fellow

Kim Obergfaell is a Policy Fellow at BASIC, working on the Emerging Voices Network (EVN) within the Inclusive International Security programme.

Kim’s background and expertise is in nuclear non-proliferation, risk reduction, and disarmament. She has worked on different aspects of nuclear weapons policy at various governmental and non-governmental organisations, including as Senior Policy Officer at Wilton Park in West Sussex, Staff Officer at NATO in Brussels, and Assistant Research Analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. She is currently based in Munich, Germany. Her wider interests include NATO-Russia relations and the impact of emerging technologies on nuclear risk and strategic stability.

Kim currently leads on the 2023 policy cycle of the EVN themed ‘De-siloing Existential Threats: challenging identity, power, and inclusivity in the nuclear policy field’. The project is aimed at breaking down silos and challenging ideas and approaches within and adjacent to the nuclear policy field by addressing topics that are key to transforming nuclear policymaking.

Kim holds a Master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London and a Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies in International Relations and Politics from Cardiff University.

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