Daniel Weimert

Resilience and defence strategies against disinformation and manipulation of public opinion in pluralistic democracies

Daniel Weimert

Daniel Weimert

Fellowship
Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Period of the Fellowship
2018
Project
Resilience and defence strategies against disinformation and manipulation of public opinion in pluralistic democracies
Project description

The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.

Short biography

During his fellowship year, Daniel Weimert aims at developing resilience and defence strategies against manipulative disinformation campaigns initiated by state actors. He has gained professional experience concerning the intersection of international politics and digital media during his work at the German Federal Ministry of Defence, the U.S. Embassy Berlin, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, and at PR agencies. As co-head of the transatlantic department of the think tank Polis180, Daniel published policy briefs and organized workshops and creative discussion formats. He obtained his master’s degree in Strategic Communications in Berlin and Paris and his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications in Berlin and San Diego.