The digital space is a key battleground in today’s global power struggles. For the EU to become a global player in the geopolitics of technology, it needs an ambitious external digital strategy – one that allows it to secure its interests, values, and standing in a world of intensifying geo-technological competition.
Areas of expertise
Technology policy, geopolitics of technology, digital external policy, artificial intelligence
Julian Ringhof is a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations through Mercator Stiftung’s Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs programme. His research focuses on European technological sovereignty, the nexus of geopolitics and technology development, and the development of an EU digital external policy. Previously Ringhof worked as an analyst and research manager in the field of autonomous and connected driving at the European Centre for Information and Communication Technologies and as an innovation and project manager at Fab Lab Berlin, a digital fabrication laboratory.
He graduated with an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge and completed a dual BSc & BA in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) at the University of San Diego.
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