Junior Project Director "International Cybersecurity Policy"
Julia Schuetze is the junior project director for international cybersecurity policy and has been with SNV since 2017. Her expertise lies in the areas of EU cyber diplomacy with the USA and Japan, cyber operations against electoral processes and the shortage of IT security specialists in Germany. She also designs and implements cybersecurity policy simulations in a country-specific context. As part of her work for the SNV, she has presented at the Cybersecurity Caucus of the U.S. Congress, spoke as expert witness in the German parliament, implemented workshops in Berlin, Washington D.C, and Tokyo and organized the cybersecurity conference with the Federal Academy for Security Policy. She published articles i.a. at EU Cyber Direct, Council of Foreign Relations Netpolitics Blog and in Tagesspiegel Background. Her work was cited in the WirtschaftsWoche, the Tagesspiegel, the F.A.Z. and quoted by the BBC.
Before SNV, she worked at Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. on the topics of EU copyright reform and open source policy and did research at the Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University on the topic of social tagging tools. Julia studied Politics, Public Policy and Journalism, with an early focus on Tech Policy, at the University of Bath, UW Seattle, UNCW and the University of Stirling. In this context, she wrote her bachelor thesis on Cyber Security Awareness Programs in Germany and the USA in collaboration with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and her master thesis on the US government's handling of cyber attacks on its political infrastructure in 2016.
She is a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America Foundation and volunteers in the project panel to support the application of the UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators in Germany and in the Open Government Network Germany