Tim Maurer focuses on Internet policy and international affairs at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute including cyber-security, human rights policy, and Internet governance.
Tim’s research has been published by Harvard University, Foreign Policy, and Slate among others. In October 2013, he spoke at the United Nations and he has been an expert to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He speaks frequently at national and international conferences and has been featured by print, radio, and television media including the Kojo Nnamdi show, PRI’s The World, Greek Public Television, the LA Times, the Russian Kommersant, the German Die Zeit and other media outlets. He conducts his academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the Citizen Lab.
Prior to joining New America, Tim was part of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he wrote a study analyzing the institutional structures of critical infrastructure protection in the U.S. and international cyber-security. He continues to be a (non-resident) adjunct fellow of the program. Tim assisted David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times, with parts of his best-selling book Confront and Conceal, analyzing President Obama’s national security policy. He has worked for the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York focusing on humanitarian assistance and the coordination of the UN system.
Tim 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 Universität Berlin.
For a list of Tim's publications and speaking engagements prior to his work at New America, please click here