Recent publications

Tim Maurer (2014)

Stop Calling Decentralization of the Internet “Balkanization”

Slate, 19 February 2014

Hannes Ebert, Tim Maurer (2013)

Cyberspace and the Rise of the BRICS

Columbia SIPA Journal of International Affairs, 11 October 2013

Tim Maurer (2013)

Social Media and International Affairs: An Opportunity and Risk for Democracy

International Affairs Forum, 27 August 2013

Tim Maurer (2013)

Public-Private Partnerships for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Center for Strategic and International Studies, 19 August 2013

Hannes Ebert, Tim Maurer (2013)

Contested Cyberspace and Rising Powers

Third World Quarterly, 34 (6), pp. 1054-1074

Non-resident fellow

Tim Maurer

Tim Maurer is a non-resident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and a research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute in Washington, DC. In his current research, he focuses on international affairs and cyberspace. His areas of expertise include global governance, (digital) human rights policy, cyber security, the United Nations and humanitarian action. 

Tim's work has been published by Foreign Policy and Harvard University and featured on PRI’s The World, in the Kommersant and other media outlets. He assisted David Sanger with parts of his best-selling book Confront and Conceal, analyzing President Obama’s national security policy. Tim has presented his research at various conferences, including the international cyber security conference in Berlin, the US National Institute of Justice’s annual conference and a UNODC symposium in Vienna. His research also includes a study on transnational organized crime for the White House National Security Staff.

Prior to joining the New America Foundation, Tim was a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he continues to be an adjunct fellow. His experience includes working at the United Nations in New York from 2008-2009 and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva in 2007 and in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2006. Tim was a research assistant with GPPi in 2008 and a visiting fellow from July-August 2010.

Tim received a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was a McCloy fellow concentrating on international and global affairs. He completed his undergraduate studies in political science at the Freie Universität Berlin. He was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation and has received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Rotary International.

View Tim Maurer's list of publications.

Languages: English, German, French