Leiden University, Netherlands

Henning Lahmann

Henning Lahmann is Assistant Professor at eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University Law School. He focuses on the intersection of digital technologies and international law, especially the use of digital open-source information by civil society actors, disinformation, the legal, political, and ethical implications of the use of AI in military and security applications, and transnational cybersecurity.

In 2021/22, Henning was a Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at NYU School of Law, pursuing research on the use of open-source intelligence in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with support from a research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service. Prior to joining Leiden University, he worked as Program Leader International Cyber Law at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. From 2020 to 2022, he also served as an associate research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. In 2019, Henning pursued a research fellowship at the Israel Public Policy Institute and the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Henning holds a doctoral degree in international law from the University of Potsdam, Germany. Previously, he worked as senior policy advisor at the Berlin-based think tank iRights.Lab and acted as the German correspondent for Freedom House’s annual “Freedom on the Net” report.