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Eva Siegmann

Master's Student

Eva Siegmann is a Political Scientist currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Security Studies with a concentration in Technology and Security at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She holds a Dual Bachelor’s degree in social and political science from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Berlin. Her research interests revolve around mitigating existential and global catastrophic risks associated with advanced technologies, including nuclear weapons, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence.

She previously researched norms against biological weapons as a student assistant in the CBWNet project at the University of Hamburg. Before, she conducted research on German nuclear sharing at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (Paris, France) and on nuclear weapons as an existential risk at the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations. Additionally, she has participated as a delegate in the First Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

Content by Eva Siegmann


Ok, Doomer! The NEVER Podcast – The End of the World for Beginners

Listen to the first episode of the NEVER podcast – Ok, Doomer! In this episode, we explore the basics of man-made existential risk, featuring an introduction to the topic, its relationship to great power competition, how governments have dealt with potential existential risks such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, and how they should respond to them in future.


Beyond nuclear deterrence: New approaches for tackling non-nuclear strategic threats

In our latest commentary from the ELN’s New European Voices on Existential Risk (NEVER) network, Shane Ward and Eva Siegmann, explore how the emergence of non-nuclear strategic threats (NNST) has undermined the normative taboo surrounding the use of nuclear weapons, and why new methods extending beyond deterrence are needed to ensure international stability.

23 October 2023 | Shane Ward and Eva Siegmann