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Dr. Daniel Voelsen

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Daniel Voelsen works on issues at the intersection of technology and foreign policy. He is particularly interested in the political debates about the future of the Internet as they take place in the institutions of global Internet governance, as well as the use of digital technologies as a means in shaping (international) politics. In his capacity as head of the Global Issues Division, Daniel Voelsen also engages with the conceptual debates on conflict and cooperation in the global order.


Short Curriculum vitae

Since 2021: Head of Global Issues Research Division

Since 2017: Research Associate at SWP, Co-Coordinator Cyber Cluster

2010-2017: Research Associate in the collaborative research center “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” at Freie Universität Berlin; visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York, New York University and the University of Cambridge.

SWP Publications

External publications