Jointly organized by The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe and the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD)
Kilian Wahl is the Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo.
Wahl served from June 2011 until October 2014 as Deputy Chief of Staff of the EU's largest crisis management operation, EULEX. In December 2011 he was appointed the mission's coordinator for the implementation of agreements reached as part of the EU facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. In this function, he was part of the EU's technical negotiation team on customs, freedom of movement and IBM (Integrated Border Management). In Kosovo he oversaw the implementation of the rule of law aspects of the dialogue, most notably the Agreement on IBM. Wahl has over fifteen years of extensive work experience in the area of crisis management, post-conflict institution building, security sector reform and rule of law in the Balkans. From 2003, he was the spokesman and Head of Communications of the first ever launched EU civilian crisis management operation, EUPM, in Sarajevo. Prior to his positions in EU civilian crisis management, he worked for ten years as a journalist and editor at Deutschlandradio in Berlin. From 2000 until 2003 he presented Germany's most popular news program "Tagesschau" and worked as a presenter for the German public broadcaster ARD in Hamburg.