Head of Operations
In addition to serving as head of operations and finance at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Wade Hoxtell focuses on technology-related topics such as automation, cybersecurity in development and digital channels for participatory democracy. He also has expertise in international and German development and humanitarian policy, particularly multi-stakeholder partnerships and the role of the private sector in development and humanitarian assistance.
His current portfolio include the Transatlantic Digital Debates, a year-long fellowship that brings together 18 young professionals from Germany and the US to discuss challenges and opportunities related to the digital transformation of our society; a research project on measuring the impact and effectiveness of think tanks; as well as a study looking at online public consultations and their role in policymaking around the European Green Deal.
Among others, his publications include Internet Governance: Past, Present, and Future; Automation and the Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa; Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda – Challenges and Options for Oversight at the United Nations; Business Engagement in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Management; and The EU-US Development Dialogue: Past, Present and Future.
Wade holds a master’s degree in European studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow and undergraduate degrees in international relations, German language and culture, European studies, and global cultures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2001 to 2002, he studied at the University of Bonn, where he received a state certificate in the German language. Before joining GPPi in 2006, he was a project assistant with the Aspen Institute Berlin. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Senate.