Helene Pleil

Helene Pleil is Research Associate at the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at the ESMT Berlin, focusing on cyber diplomacy, arms control, the role of disinformation and China's role in cyberspace. Prior to joining the DSI, she worked at the Cyber Foreign Policy Coordination Staff of the German Foreign Office, at Deloitte in Public Sector Advisory on Cyber Strategy, and at an interdisciplinary research institute on technical peace research. She holds a M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Technical University Darmstadt, and a B.A. in political science. Her master’s thesis on arms control in cyberspace was awarded the IANUS prize for scientific and technical peace and conflict research.