Tim Maurer

Research Fellow, Open Technology Institute

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Tim Maurer focuses on cyberspace and international affairs at New America. His current projects center on cyberwarfare and the global cyber-security norms process, transatlantic cooperation on security and freedom in the digital age, Internet Freedom especially in the context of U.S. sanctions and export controls, and research on swing states in the international Internet governance debate.

He is part of New America’s Future of War project and the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. In October 2013 and February 2014, Mr. Maurer spoke about cyber-security at the United Nations and his research has been published by Harvard University, Foreign Policy, CNN, and Slate among others. His work has been featured by print, radio, and television media including the Kojo Nnamdi show, PRI’s The World, Al Jazeera, Agence France Presse, Greek Public Television, the LA Times, the Russian Kommersant, the German Die Zeit and he speaks frequently at national and international conferences. He conducts his academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the Citizen Lab and serves as a reviewer for academic journals.

Prior to joining New America, Mr. Maurer worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and gained experience with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York focusing on humanitarian assistance and the coordination of the UN system. He holds a Master in Public Policy concentrating on international and global affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School. His thesis was a research project on transnational organized crime conducted for the White House National Security Council.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet Governance
  • Internet Freedom
  • Sanctions
  • Export Controls

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