Sponsored by the Jean Monnet Projects, Center for European Studies, the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism, the Center for German & European Studies, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School, and the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.
Dr. Thorsten Wetzling works for the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) where he heads its research unit on digital rights, surveillance and democracy. He directs the European Intelligence Oversight Network (EION) and is the Principal Investigator in the GUARDINT research project. Formerly, he worked as a 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 Trans-Atlantic Post-Doc Fellow for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), Dr. Wetzling studied national surveillance policies at the French Institute for International Relations (ifri) in Paris, the RAND Corporation, and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University.