Alex C. Engler


Mercator Senior Fellowship

Granting institution

Period of the Fellowship

October 2021 - March 2022

Project title

The Role of Germany and Europe in AI Governance

Project description

Alex Engler explores Europe’s and Germany’s role in the emerging world of AI governance. Specific research topics include the alignment between Germany’s, the EU’s, and international approaches to AI regulation; the ecosystem of data science for social good in Germany; and the role of Europe in global discussions on militarized applications of AI.

Short biography

Alex C. Engler is a fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he studies the societal implications of artificial intelligence. Previously, Mr. Engler spent ten years as a data scientist in policy organizations, including MDRC, the Urban Institute, the Congressional Research Service, and in local government. Mr. Engler is also an adjunct professor and affiliated scholar at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he developed the M.S. in Data Science for Public Policy. Concurrent with his Mercator Fellowship, Mr. Engler is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award.