Anna Wohlfarth, Diplom-Kulturwirtin, M.A.

Anna Wohlfarth studied Languages, Economics and Cultural Studies at the University of Passau, Political Science at the Sciences Po (Toulouse), and holds a master's degree in European Public Affairs from the University of Maastricht. Anna Wohlfarth worked for the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Brussels, for the Federal Agency for Civic Education in Bonn and for the Bertelsmann Foundation. She joined the executive board of Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in 2012 and was in charge of its reorganization into a think tank for the sociopolitical aspects of technological change.

Anna Wohlfarth is particularly interested in new forms of policy advice and how innovative ideas can strengthen democracy. She focusses on the question of how civil society can participate in and have an impact on shaping technological change.

Dr. Stefan Heumann

Stefan Heumann is a political scientist by training. During the past years he built Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) into Germany’s leading non-profit, non-partisan think tank working at the intersection of technology and public policy. He is particularly interested in agile and collaborative methods of policy analysis. He works, publishes and speaks on a wide range of topics of German and international tech policy. 

Stefan serves as board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany. He served as an expert member of the German Parliament’s Commission on AI. Stefan holds a PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Before joining SNV in 2013, he coordinated the public affairs section of the US Consulate General in Hamburg. From 2009 to 2010 he was Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Northern Colorado. Stefan holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation was supported with fellowships from the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and from the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism. He studied political science at the Free University of Berlin, the University of the Provence in Aix-en-Provence, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.