Andrej Zwitter

Andrej Zwitter is NGIZ Professor of International Relations and Ethics and dean of the University College Fryslân providing the BSc in Global Responsibility and Leadership at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Zwitter is also an honorary senior research fellow at Liverpool Hope University and a senior fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University.

His research foci include Big Data ethics, state of emergency politics, as well as law and politics of humanitarian action. He consults partners such as World Vision International, MSF Netherlands, the Dutch Red Cross/Red Crescent, the Central Statistical Bureau of the Netherlands, and the German Bundesbank on matters of Big Data and ethics.

Selected recent books in the area of Big Data and Humanitarian action include:

  • Zwitter, A. Humanitarian Intelligence – A Practitioner’s Guide to Crisis Analysis and Project Design, Rowman and Littlefield 2016
  • Bunnik, Cawley, Mulqueen, Zwitter (eds.), Big Data Challenges: Society, Security, Innovation, and Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan: 2016.