Anja Dahlmann has been head of the Berlin Office and researcher at the research and transfer project Arms Control and Emerging Technologies since October 2021. In addition, she is working on her PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Elvira Rosert.

Previously, Anja Dahlmann worked at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs, most recently as a researcher and head of the project The International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW). In that capacity, she focused on humanitarian arms control and autonomous weapon systems and advised the German Parliament and Government as well as other actors. In 2013, Anja Dahlmann graduated as M.A. in Political Science with an addition of international and European law at the University of Göttingen.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Anja Dahlmann closely follows the international negotiation process on autonomous weapon systems at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. Accordingly, her work covers international humanitarian law, arms control, emerging technologies, and the United Nations. Furthermore, she frequently discusses German defense issues, especially with regard to armed drones. Anja Dahlmann is a member of the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons and contributes to the FCAS Forum by Airbus and the Fraunhofer Institute.

Her PhD thesis examines the issue of autonomous weapon systems, too, looking into the questions of norm development process in International Relations.

Selected Publications

  • Dahlmann, Anja, ed. 2021.
    Building Blocks for a Regulation on LAWS and Human Control. Updated Recommendations to the GGE on LAWS.
    iPRAW-Report. Berlin: International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW).
  • Dahlmann, Anja, Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan, Lydia Wachs. 2021.
    Autonome Waffensysteme und menschliche Kontrolle. Konsens über das Konzept, Unklarheit über die Operationalisierung.
    SWP-Aktuell 31. Berlin: SWP. DOI: 10.18449/2021A31.
  • Dahlmann, Anja. 2020.
    Heron TP – und dann? Implikationen einer Bewaffnung deutscher Drohnen.
    SWP-Aktuell 76. Berlin: SWP. DOI: 10.18449/2020A76.
  • Dahlmann, Anja, Marcel Dickow. 2019.
    Präventive Regulierung autonomer Waffensysteme. Handlungsbedarf für Deutschland auf verschiedenen Ebenen.
    SWP-Studie 1. Berlin: SWP. DOI: 10.18449/2019S01.