Mirko Hohmann

Mirko Hohmann

Project Manager



Mirko Hohmann is a project manager at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His research interests lie at the intersection of technology and policymaking, as well as global security. He leads GPPi’s work on data & technology politics and contributes to the Global Governance Futures program.

Mirko joined GPPi full-time as a research associate in August 2014. He was an intern and then a research assistant with GPPi from 2012 to 2013. His other work experience includes internships with the German Bundestag and the Boston Consulting Group, where he contributed to a project that focused on the structural redesign of an international energy supplier. Before taking up his studies, Mirko worked with Vamos Juntos, an NGO in Bolivia, where he supported shoe shiners in their daily work on the streets of La Paz. He is an active member of “D64 – Center for Digital Progress”. In the fall of 2016, he was an adjunct faculty member at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. His commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Politico Europe, Der Tagesspiegel, Handelsblatt, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Lawfare, among others.

Mirko holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. During his studies, he studied abroad at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received scholarships and financial support from the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) and the Hertie School of Governance.

Languages: German, English, Spanish, French

Recent Publications

Commentary 28 December 2016

Wider das digitale Kompromat

by Thorsten Benner, Mirko Hohmann
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Commentary 16 December 2016

Europe in Russia’s Digital Cross Hairs

by Thorsten Benner, Mirko Hohmann
Foreign Affairs

Commentary 19 May 2016

In der Kryptofalle

by Thorsten Benner, Mirko Hohmann

Commentary 19 May 2016

The Encryption Debate We Need

by Thorsten Benner, Mirko Hohmann

Commentary 13 April 2016

How Europe Can Get Encryption Right

by Thorsten Benner, Mirko Hohmann
Politico Europe

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