Professor Robin Geiss has been appointed as Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Berlin) for the academic year 2016/2017. The Institute advises political decision-makers on international politics and foreign and security policy. Its services are orientated primarily towards the German government and Bundestag, as well as relevant international organizations such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations. With about 140 staff working in the Institute’s offices in Brussels and Berlin it is Europe’s largest think-tank in the field of international politics.
On 10 June 2016 Professor Robin Geiss, in collaboration with Institute and the Robert S. Strauss Centre for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, will host a “Transatlantic Dialogue on Cyberespionage, Surveillance and the Protection of Privacy in the Digital Age” in Berlin, Germany.
The conference will bring together a diverse group of legal scholars, experts and practitioners from North America and Europe. The aim of this event is to engage in a transatlantic dialogue on contemporary cyber espionage and surveillance activities and to discuss options to better protect privacy and personal data in the digital age. The conference will analyse relevant practices and policies on both sides of the Atlantic, compare and contrast constitutional and other pertinent domestic legal frameworks and discuss the public international law implications of these activities with a specific focus on the application of human rights law in cyberspace.