Dinner Meeting - Concluded  - 10.26.2016
Dr. Stefan Heumann, Director of the European Digital Agenda program at the Berlin-based think tank The New Responsibility Foundation (Stiftung Neue Verantwortung), on The Intersection between New Technologies and Cyber Foreign Policy.
Dr. Heumann is a member of the Executive Board of the German think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) working primarily with strategic and methodological monitoring of projects. He works, speaks and writes on a variety of topics of national and international digital policy and has contributed to the Economist, the New York Times and Financial Times. From 2011 to 2013, he coordinated the public and program work of the U.S. General Consulate in Hamburg where he initiated and organized transatlantic expert consultations on topics such as foreign and security policy, energy policy and technological and social change. Dr. Heumann was an Assistant Professor political science at the University of Northern Colorado where he taught and was a researcher. He studied political science at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Université de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania was supported for public affairs on democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism, including fellowships from the Miller Center at the University of Virginia and the Penn program.
A brief analysis will be given on how the Snowden revelations have impacted U.S.-German discussions on a number of issues such as trade (European data protection directive and privacy shield), security cooperation (role, oversight, and cooperation of intelligence agencies and the cybersecurity and encryption debates), and public perceptions (views on how technology, privacy, and security differ across the Atlantic, especially between Germany and the U.S.). Drawing from past projects and transatlantic working groups, Dr. Heumann will discuss how we can begin to rebuild trust and strengthen cooperation in the field of cyber policy.