I am happy to announce that I have joined the German Council on Foreign Relations's technology and foreign policy program as a research fellow today. I remain associated with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
At DGAP, I will develop new projects exploring the implications of China’s growing footprint in digital technology. Hence, I will try my best to strengthen the “China angle” of DGAP's digitalization and foreign policy program headed by Tyson Barker. My new projects will build upon my previous projects on the power that China gains from its growing presence in technical standardization and wireless infrastructure. I will also explore options to continue my relatively new project on smart seaports.
All this implies that almost four wonderful years at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) in Stockholm draw to an end for me. I am deeply grateful to the institute and my colleagues, in particular the heads of program under which I served, Björn Fägersten and Björn Jerdén, the head of research Jan Hallenberg as well as the (former) program managers Anna-Karin Jonsson and Ylva Petterson. I am thankful that I can always remain part of the "UI family" and look forward to continue cooperation!
I am excited and looking forward to the new adventures, the new colleagues - both within DGAP and the great community of China watchers in Berlin -, new challenges and opportunities in Berlin.