Tim Maurer

Research Fellow, Open Technology Institute

Tim Maurer focuses on cyberspace and international affairs at the New America Foundation and the balance between security and freedom in the digital age. His current projects center on the global cyber-security norm process, Internet Freedom especially in the context of U.S. sanctions and export controls, and swing states in the international Internet policy debate.

In October 2013, Mr. Maurer spoke about cyber-warfare at the United Nations and his research has been published by Harvard University, Foreign Policy, CNN, and Slate among others. His work has been featured by print, radio, and television media including the Kojo Nnamdi show, PRI’s The World, Al Jazeera, Greek Public Television, the LA Times, the Russian Kommersant, the German Die Zeit and he speaks frequently at national and international conferences. He conducts his academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the Citizen Lab and has worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and served as a reviewer for academic journals.

Prior to joining New America, Mr. Maurer worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he continues to be a (non-resident) adjunct fellow as well as at the Global Public Policy Institute. He also gained experience with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York focusing on humanitarian assistance and the coordination of the UN system. He holds a Master in Public Policy concentrating on international and global affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School. His thesis was a research project on transnational organized crime conducted for the White House National Security Council. He received his B.A. in political science from the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

For a list of Mr. Maurer's publications and speaking engagements prior to his work at New America, please click here.


Article | Mar 7, 2014 | CNN
Policy Paper | Dec 4, 2013 | New America Foundation
Article | Nov 18, 2013 | CNN
Article | Oct 11, 2013 | Columbia Journal of International Affairs
Article | Jul 25, 2013 | Third World Quarterly