Areas of Expertise

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


German, English

Valentin Weber is a research fellow in DGAP’s Technology and Global Affairs Program. 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.

In 2019, Weber was an open technology fund senior fellow in information controls with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He is currently in the final stage of earning his PhD in cyber security at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he was also a research affiliate with the university’s Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.

Weber has written for Lawfare, LSE IDEAS, and the Journal of Cyber Policy and contributed to a White Paper for the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. His research has been covered in the South China Morning Post and Globe and Mail, as well as by AP.