Christina Rupp

Project Manager "Cybersecurity Policy and Resilience"

Christina Rupp is Project Manager for Cybersecurity Policy and Resilience. Her research focuses on issues of cyber diplomacy, especially with regard to international norms for responsible state behavior in cyberspace and EU cybersecurity policy. Previously, she worked on official public political attribution of cyber operations, software supply chain security, and Germany’s cybersecurity architecture. 

Christina has spoken at national and international conferences and events, including the Annual Conference of the European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS) in Barcelona. For SNV, Christina follows the cybersecurity debate at the United Nations, including the Open-ended Working Group (UN OEWG). She wrote commentaries and blog posts for Directions Blog and Tagesspiegel Background Cybersecurity. 

Christina holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam. Her master’s theses examined the engagement of German cyber foreign policy in promoting international cyber norms and the toolkit available to states under international law for responding to malicious cyber operations. During her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Law at the University of Bonn, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Geneva. 

Before joining SNV, she gained practical insights into policy-making and processes of international relations at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York, the German Federal Ministry of Defense, the Aspen Institute Germany, and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, among other institutions. 


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