Digital Economy & Security Collaborative: Digital Sovereignty
The Digital Economy & Security Collaborative (DESC) is launching a two-year speaker series this fall, bringing in leading thinkers from a range of disciplines to share their ideas and engage with the DESC community. The series covers social media, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, technology standards, supply chains, and transnational repression.
Please join us on Thursday, January 27 at 12pm EST for the fifth event of the series, where Thorsten Thiel of the Weizenbaum Institute and Rebecca Adler-Nissen of the University of Copenhagen will discuss digital sovereignty. The event will be moderated by Professor Kate McNamara.
About the Speakers
Dr. Thorsten Thiel is a senior political science researcher and head of “Research Group 12: Democracy and Digitalisation” at the Weizenbaum Institute. Before joining the Weizenbaum Institute, he was coordinator of the Leibniz Research Network “Crises of a Globalized World” (2013–2017) and postdoctoral fellow at the Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” (2010–2013). In the winter semester 2015/2016, he represented the Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the University of Trier. Thorsten Thiel received his doctorate as a member of the “Constitution Beyond the State” research training group (2006–2010), writing a thesis on the discourse of democracy in the European Union.
Rebecca Adler-Nissen is a professor at the University of Copenhagen whose research focuses on international relations theory (especially international political sociology, stigma, status, recognition, norms and the practice turn), diplomacy, digital technologies, social media, sovereignty, European integration and anthropological methods. She is PI of the ERC-project DIPLOFACE and the research group Digital Disinformation, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Moreover, she is member of the steering commitee of Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS) and recepient of the 2019 Elite Research Award from the Danish Ministry of Education and Research.