Kaan Sahin is an International Policy Advisor with a focus on technology and cyber issues. He was Technology Fellow at the Policy Planning Unit in Germany’s Federal Foreign Office. Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow for Technology and Foreign Policy at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). During that time, he took a hiatus to serve as Strategic Advisor for Cyber Diplomacy/EU Presidency at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.
Previously, Mr. Sahin worked with Deloitte as a Cyber Risk Consultant and Project Lead. Prior to that, he received a Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs and specialized in strategies to combat hybrid threats. In this capacity, he was based with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Special Representative of the OSCE for the Southern Caucasus, Carnegie Europe, and the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO Headquarters.
Mr. Sahin studied political science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and international politics and peace research at the University of Tübingen, the University of Connecticut, and Koç University in Istanbul.