Moritz von Knebel


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship

October 2023 - September 2024

Project title

Towards an “International Treaty on AI” – conditions, barriers and opportunities for international collaboration on transformative technologies

Short biography

Driven by an interest in the dangers and potentials of emerging technologies, Moritz von Knebel is investigating the geopolitical implications of contemporary breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence. Central to his work is a multidimensional approach which considers the perspectives of various stakeholders – an attitude that is also reflected in his professional background. After graduating with a master’s degree in Political Science, Philosophy and Education, Moritz gained cross-sectoral work experience lecturing at Philipps-University Marburg, working as a researcher for nonprofits in London and San Francisco and – more recently – leading a research initiative at the University of Cambridge.