Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity and international relations
  • Surveillance
  • Cyber norms
  • China  

Short Bio

Dr. Valentin Weber is a senior research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology. His research covers the emergence of cyber norms, the geopolitics of cyberspace, advanced surveillance technologies, and, more broadly, the intersection between cyber and national security.

Weber is also a China Foresight Associate at LSE IDEAS, the foreign policy think tank of the London School of Economics and Political Science. In summer 2023, he was a visiting researcher at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. In 2019, he researched information controls as an Open Technology Fund Senior Fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Weber has contributed to a White Paper for the US Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as to major news outlets including Die Zeit, Deutsche Welle, South China Morning Post, and the Associated Press.

He holds a PhD in cyber security from the University of Oxford and studied at Sciences Po Paris, the Johns Hopkins University, and the London School of Economics. While at Oxford, he was also a research affiliate with the university’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.


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[Last updated: August 2023]



Dr. Valentin Weber



In the media


The New Quantum Technology Race

With China and Russia collaborating on quantum technologies, the international race for superiority in this field is heating up. And Europe is well positioned to keep the pace.

Dr. Valentin Weber
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Ein Quantum Risiko

Schneller, effizienter, vernetzter, disruptiver: Wie Quantentechnologien sich auf die globale Sicherheit auswirken werden – und was das für Deutschland und Europa bedeutet. 

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