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 at the intersection of technology and public policy. Currently, his work focuses on government strategies and policies addressing the economic, social, and political implications of Artificial Intelligence. 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. He frequently speaks and moderates at German and international conferences and workshops.
Dr Heumann is a member of the German Parliament’s Expert Commission on Artificial Intelligence. He is also a member of the advisory board of technology policy assessment of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and the working group “Work & Skilling” of Germany’s platform for Artificial Intelligence. He is also a member of the extended expert network of the EU High-Level-Group on Artificial Intelligence. He represents SNV as a member of the project management board of CyberDirect, a project on EU-Cyber-Diplomacy funded by the EU Commission. 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. His dissertation was supported with fellowships from the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and from the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism. He 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.