Dr. Stefan Heumann
Member of the Management Board
Stefan Heumann is member of the management board of Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV). Prior to joining the board, he initiated and built the European Digital Agenda program together with Ben Scott and directed it until March 2016, laying the foundation for the further strategic development of the SNV into a think tank working at the intersection of technology and society. He has worked and published on a wide range of issues such as technology & innovation, cybersecurity, cyber-foreign policy, surveillance & privacy, and future of work. His opinion pieces and commentary have appeared in German and international media outlets such as New York Times, Financial Times, Politico, The Economist, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Spiegel Online. Stefan Heumann is a member of the advisory board of technology policy assessment of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). From 2014 to 2016 he was a member of the Freedom Online Coalition’s working group 3 on „privacy and transparency online“. Before joining SNV in 2013, he coordinated the public affairs section of the US Consulate General in Hamburg. From 2009 to 2010 he taught and researched political science as Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado. Stefan holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and 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.