Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology
The Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology is presented by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Friedrich Schiedel-Stiftung to outstanding individuals who contribute to inter- and transdisciplinary projects linking politics and technology. The prize is endowed with 30.000 Euros and enables a guest stay at the TUM School of Governance.
The Friedrich Schiedel-Stiftung honors entrepreneur and philanthropist Friedrich Schiedel (1913–2001). It supports both social and scientific causes. Friedrich Schiedel was one of TUM's Honorary Senators.
Video: Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology 2020
The award winners
Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego.
Prof. Margaret E. Roberts, Ph.D. received the 2021 Friedrich Schiedel Prize in Politics & Technology "in recognition of her impressive new research agenda at the intersection of political science and information policy. The jury was particularly impressed by her research focus on methods of automated content analysis and political censorship in China."
Ford Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Kathleen Thelen, Ph.D. received the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology in 2020 “in appreciation of her outstanding scientific contributions at the intersection of politics and technology, namely the issue of governance of new technologies and big technology companies”.
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Prof. Henry Farrell, Ph.D. received the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology in 2019 “in appreciation of his extraordinary contributions to political science and multidisciplinary research, honoring his groundbreaking work and research leadership in developing new theoretical approaches to understand the political consequences of rapid change in information technologies”.
Professor at Oxford University and Programme Director for Public Policy at The Alan Turing Institute in London
Prof. Helen Margetts received the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology in 2018 “in appreciation of her extraordinary contributions to political science and multidisciplinary research, honoring her groundbreaking work and research leadership in the field of digital government, politics, and public policy”.
In brackets: Year in which the award was received
The information provided on each of the laureates was up to date at the time the award was received.