As a Mercator Fellow, Marie Schroeter works on the potentials and limitations of automated decision-making to counter terrorism and radicalization online. As part of the same program, she has also been placed with the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) in New York and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at the Kings College London. Marie graduated from the University of Haifa, Israel with a Master’s in Political Science. Previously, she worked three years at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London. Marie gained experience in the German Bundestag, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Delhi and a political consultancy. Marie volunteered one year in India, before she obtained a BA in Political Science at the Free University Berlin and University of Kent, UK.
Justin Braun will support the public relations team and the Governing Platforms project through the summer. He is a student at Stanford University, where he majors in International Relations and minors in Computer Science. His interests lie at the intersection of public policy, emerging technology, and ethics. In addition to tech policy, he is involved in refugee advocacy, focusing on police misconduct in the Western Balkans.