Dr. Ben Wagner works at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin and is a Senior Researcher of the Centre of Internet & Human Rights (CIHR). His research focuses on communicative ruptures, digital rights and the Internet in foreign policy. Ben holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute in Florence. He was previously a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Fellow at Human Rights Watch, Humboldt University and the European Council on Foreign Relations. His research has been published in Politics, Telecommunications Policy, JITP and the International Journal of Communications.