Kaan Sahin joined DGAP as a research fellow for technology and foreign policy in April 2019. He is currently working on cyber and AI issues at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, providing support within the framework of Germany's presidency of the EU Council. He will return to DGAP at the end of February 2021.
Previously, Sahin worked with Deloitte as a consultant on cyber risk and the public sector. Prior to that, he received a Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs and specialized in strategies to combat hybrid threats. In this capacity, he was based with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Special Representative of the OSCE for the Southern Caucasus, Carnegie Europe, and the Strategic Analysis Capability Section at NATO Headquarters.
Sahin studied political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and international politics and peace research at the University of Tübingen, the University of Connecticut, and Koç University in Istanbul.