Prof. Lora Anne Viola, Ph.D.    Professor for North American Foreign Policy at the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Her research areas include international institutions and global order, US foreign policy and diplomacy, international relations theory, historical institutionalism, and inequality in the international system.

Most recently, she has co-edited Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Explaining Institutional Development in World Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Her article “Putting Path Dependence in Its Place” (Journal of Theoretical Politics, together with T. Rixen) was awarded APSA’s 2016 Alexander L. George Award.

Prof. Paweł Laidler, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Formerly a Vice Director for Educational Affairs of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora (2008-2016). Holds a habilitation with honors in political science (Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University, 2012).His research interests focus on U.S. constitutionalism, Comparative constitutional law, U.S. legal system, U.S. Supreme Court and judiciary, Conflict of law and politics, U.S. legal procedure, The jury system, U.S. foreign policy, International public law, National security policy, Human rights and civil rights, Public relations and Diplomatic protocol.

Dr. Abel Reiberg

Post-doc researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin. His main research interests include Internet Surveillance, Internet Policy, Policy Theory and Textmining. Most recently he has published his book on the emergence of a subsystem for internet policy in Germany: Netzpolitik – Genese eines Politikfeldes (2018) Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Jakub Kibitlewski

Jakub is a graduate student at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies. He is particularly interested in international relations and security in the North Atlantic region, and the ethical concerns regarding surveillance and the collection of data. He is a 2019 Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft Scholarship Recipient.

Linus Sehn

Linus is a Berlin-based international relations student interested in how information technologies shape political processes.