Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin
Jesse Paul Lehrke, PhD. is a Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin where he works on state-business relations and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to this he was a Research Fellow at the German Research Institute for Public Administration from 2010 to 2018. His research and teaching activities fall within the fields of Security, Strategic, and Military Studies, with a focus on the role of technology in these areas. His interests have evolved over the past decade from hardware, kinetic outcomes, and short time horizons toward software, non-material outcomes, and strategic time horizons. He has authored and contributed to several books, most recently 'Open Participatory Security: Unifying Technology, Citizens, and the State'. His academic research has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals such as Security Studies, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, European Security, and Armed Forces & Society. From 1996 to 2003 he served in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard.