Having a background in political sciences and sociology combined with public law, economics, psychology, and education (University of Potsdam/ King’s College London: Diplom Politikwissenschaft), I am working on issues of national and international internet policy today. This includes:
- the history of national and international networking policy,
- its challenge of societal norms, regulations, and structures,
- policy analysis: actors, issues, and trends, and
- policy learning: better and worst practices.
Next to research, I do:
- project development and management
- counseling and advice
- talks, teaching, and workshops
Professional Background & Affiliations
Since June 2018, I work in support of Saskia Esken (MP, Social Democratic Party) as a research assistant in the German Parliament (Bundestag). Her responsibilities in parliamentary committees cover internal security, digital policies, and artificial intelligence.
Since May 2016, I am happy to cooperate as a fellow with the Center of Internet and Human Rights (CIHR), European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/ Oder (focuses: formal and informal exchange of research and experience in the area of digital rights). Resulting from this, I developed – in cooperation with Konrad Lischka (Bertelsmann Foundation) – a global, interdisciplinary overview on challenges and solutions in algorithmic decision making and artificial intelligence, which will be translated during autumn 2018.
Since 2015, I work in cooperation with netzpolitik.org – whether as an independent author, in responsibility of specific projects (e.g. “Das ist Netzpolitik!”-Conference 2016, 2017), or as an independent speaker.
Former employers include: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB, Project Group: The Internet Policy Field), Association Self-Regulation Information Economy (SRIW), Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), Institute of European Politics (IEP), and the University of Potsdam (Chair of International Politics).
In case of questions or requests please contact: juliak (at) netzpolitik (dot) org (preferably encrypted). Recent insights and considerations can be followed on Twitter: @phaenomen.