Alexandra Paulus


Alexandra Paulus is non-resident fellow for international cyber security policy and focuses on norms for cybersecurity.

Alexandra currently pursues her PhD in International Relations at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany, analyzing how regional powers shape the construction of norms for responsible state behavior in cyberspace with case studies of Brazil and Turkey. She has presented her work at international conferences in Brazil, Germany, Israel, and Turkey.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Alexandra was deputy head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Brazil office in Rio de Janeiro for two years. Before that, she worked at the German Bundestag, the private sector and Mexican and Guatemalan non-governmental organizations.

Alexandra volunteers as an editor with Women in International Security Germany ( and is an active member of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts and of the graduate school Security and Development Policy in the 21st Century.

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Cyber norms, comparative cyber security and cyber defense policy, cybersecurity policies of regional powers.