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 contributes to the FCAS Forum by Airbus and the Fraunhofer Institute and was a member of the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons.

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, Ulrich Kühn. 2022.
    Rüstungskontrolle in der Nationalen Sicherheitsstrategie.
    Policy Brief 2/2022. Hamburg: IFSH. DOI: 10.25592/ifsh-policy-brief-0222.
  • Dahlmann, Anja. 2022.
    Drones and Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems.
    In: Armament, Arms Control and Artificial Intelligence, edited by Thomas Reinhold, Niklas Schörnig, 159-173. Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-11043-6_12.
  • Flemisch, Frank O., Michaael Preutenborbeck, Marcel Baltzer, Joscha Wasser, Christoph Kehl, Reinhard Grünwald, Hans-Martin Pastuszka, Anja Dahlmann. 2022.
    Human Systems Exploration for Ideation and Innovation in Potentially Disruptive Defense and Security Systems.
    In: Disruption, Ideation and Innovation for Defence and Security, edited by Gitanjali Adlakha-Hutcheon, Anthony Masys, 79-117. Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-06636-8_5.
  • 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, 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).