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Henning Christian Lahmann
Program Leader International Cyber Law, DSI | Associate Research Fellow, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights | Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow, NYU School of Law
Henning Christian Lahmann, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin.
Henning Lahmann is a senior researcher and Program Leader International Cyber Law at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. His work focuses on cyber security and transnational security, disinformation and information operations, human and civil rights, privacy and data protection, internet governance, and the use of AI in conflict situations.

Since May 2020, Henning has been a researcher at the project “Protection of the Global Information Space“ at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. From August to November 2019, he was a visiting research fellow at the Israel Public Policy Institute in Tel Aviv, funded by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, conducting a project on disinformation campaigns and information warfare in international and public law. He remains a non-resident research associate at the IPPI. In the 2021/22 academic year, Henning pursues research as Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at NYU School of Law.

In 2017, he successfully completed a doctoral degree in international law at the University of Potsdam with the dissertation "Acts without Actors. The Problem of Attribution and Unilateral Remedies in Cyberspace", for which he received the Wolf Rüdiger Bub Award. He studied law and philosophy at the University of Hamburg and the Univerzita Karlova in Prague.

Prior to joining the Digital Society Institute, Henning Lahmann worked as a senior policy advisor at the Berlin-based think tank iRights.Lab. He also held research fellow positions at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel, at the University of Potsdam, and at the Collaborative Research Center 'Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood' (SFB 700) at the Free University of Berlin.

From 2014 to 2018, he was the German correspondent for Freedom House's annual "Freedom on the Net" report.
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Henning Christian Lahmann

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Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute (DSI), ESMT Berlin

  • Dr. jur. (University of Potsdam)