Niklas Kossow is a PhD researcher at the Hertie School. His research focuses on the use of digital technologies in the fight against corruption. In this context he is particularly interested in the role of civil society actors and the use of distributed ledger technology. Niklas also works as a freelance consultant, amongst others on behalf of Freedom House, Transparency International and the German development agency GIZ. Previously, he has worked with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Wide Web Foundation, the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Bundestag. Most recently he was Communications Officer of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project. Niklas holds a Bachelor of Arts from University College London (UCL) and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School. He is a doctoral fellow of the German National Academic Foundation, as well as a former fellow of the Hertie Foundation, the Mercator Foundation, the Transatlantic Digital Debate Programme and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation.
Main supervisor: Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, PhD