Dr. Thorsten Wetzling
Thorsten Wetzling directs the Privacy Project. His current research and advocacy focuses on the democratization and professionalization of intelligence governance in Germany and Europe. Thorsten testified before the European Parliament and the Bundestag on intelligence legislation and his recent work appeared in various German media outlets, including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Zeit Online, Frankfurter Rundschau and Handelsblatt. Thorsten holds a doctorate degree in political science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Previously, Thorsten worked as Senior Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and as Advisor for the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). As Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellow for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), Thorsten also conducted surveillance policy research at the French Institute for International Relations (ifri) in Paris and the RAND Corporation and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.