Christoph Becker-Schaum was born in 1952. He studied History, Philosophy and Sociology at Frankfurt/Main University and wrote his dissertation in the field of the history of historical writing. After his Doctorate he took part at a research project on the working-class youth during the Weimar Republic. In Frankfurt he became an assistant of the Green party at the Frankfurt municipal council in 1987, and from 1989 to 1993 he also became a member of a district council and children representative. In 1993/1994 he researched on social education and educational science in Frankfurt between 1929 and 1933, before he became director of the Green memory Archive at Heinrich Boell Foundation in 1995. Since 2001 he is Lecturer of archival science at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and from 2003 to 2012 he has been Lecturer on topics of political parties and intermediary systems at Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin. His most recent publication is "The Nuclear Crisis. The Arms Race, Cold War Anxiety, and the German Peace Movement of the 1980s", Berghahn, New York & Oxford. Christoph has been co-coordinator of the EGP's Individual supporters.