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PD Dr. habil. Annegret Bendiek

Areas of Expertise


Current focus: Digital geopolitics, EU cyber diplomacy, EU cyber security regulation, EU cyber defense


Short Curriculum vitae

Positions at SWP

Since 2005 at SWP

2020 – 2023 Deputy Head of EU/Europe Research Division

2007 – 2013: Deputy Head of the Research Group »EU-External Relations«


Visiting Professorships

1 October 2022 – 30 September 2023: Substitute Professorship »European Integration« and »European Governance« at Osnabrück University

Winter Term 2021/2022: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (NZZ Guest Commentary)

2017 – 2019: Lecturer in the Postgraduate Master of »European Studies«, FU/TU Berlin



Since March 2022: Head of Project »European Repository of Cyber Incidents« (EuRepoC)

2018 – 2019 Project on AI-based scenario analysis of EU-China relations in digital geopolitics, in cooperation with the Center for the Long View, Deloitte Analytics, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and Viadrina University (SWP Point of View, SWP Working Paper (German), Contribution to edited volume: Digitale geopolitische Konflikte zwischen der EU und China (German), Video by Deloitte Centre for the Long View: Die Methodik der Szenarioanalyse (German))

2021 Pilot study on the possibilities and limitations of a European cyber incident repository

January 2015 – December 2015: Head of Project »The challenges of digitalization for German Foreign and Security Policy« (SWP Research Paper »Due Diligence in Cyberspace«)

2007 – 2021 annual CFSP Review Conference in cooperation with the Planning Staff of the Federal Foreign Office (CFSP: The Capability-Expectation Gap Revisited, A Critical Perspective on Data Transparency in the Common Foreign and Securi-ty Policy of the European Union)


Secondments to Federal Government

April 2014 – October 2014: Policy Planning Staff, German Federal Foreign Office (IP Analysis  »Abschied von der Juniorpartnerschaft«)



Member of the Expert Advisory Board »Europe/Transatlantic« of the Heinrich Böll Foundation for the period of 2021-2024

August 2013 – April 2014: Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and the Transatlantic Academy (Beyond U.S. Hegemony: The Future of a Liberal Order of the Internet)

2003 – 2005: Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Bielefeld (European Integration Online Paper)

SWP Publications

External publications


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