Linus Sehn

Graduate Student in International Relations

FU Berlin, HU Berlin, Uni Potsdam

Who am I?

I am a Berlin-based international relations student interested in how information technologies shape political processes.

I am passionate about generating, organising and sharing knowledge. I don't like if perfectionism gets in the way of publication, so regard this entire website as work-in-progress.


  • International Relations
  • Surveillance Studies
  • Technology Policy
  • Computer Science
  • Emacs


  • MA International Relations, 2020 (exp.)

    Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam

  • BSc Computer Science, 2022 (exp.)

    FernUniversität Hagen

  • BA Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 2017

    University of Manchester, Erasmus Semester at SciencesPo in Paris


A repository of thoughts and references

Notes on: DevOps with Docker

These are my notes of the course DevOps with Docker offered by the University of Helsinki. I provide relatively detailed steps for …

Notes on: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Abelson & Sussman, 2002) - WIP

My ongoing struggle through the MIT programming classic where you learn to program with a LISP

Notes on: Python for Everybody

My notes on a gentle introduction to a powerful tool

Predictive Policing

A small literature review on predictive policing


What I've done with my life


Intern (Hospitant)

Federal Foreign Office

Jan 2020 – Apr 2020 Berlin, DE (full-time)

Research Assistant

Freie Universität Berlin, John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

Aug 2019 – Dec 2019 Berlin, DE (part-time)

Student Associate

KPMG Public Sector Consulting

Nov 2018 – Jul 2019 Berlin, DE (part-time)
Conceived and implemented an exemplary Process-Mining approach for the public sector.


KPMG Public Sector Consulting

Aug 2018 – Oct 2018 Berlin, DE (full-time)

Conceptualised and implemented a variety of budget and controlling overviews supported by Excel VBA both internally and for clients.

Acquired proficiency in the handling of classified information both on paper and within IT systems.


Student Associate

Berlin Global Advisors

Oct 2016 – Jul 2017 Berlin, DE (part-time)
Produced background research (mostly utilising Factiva) on global geopolitical risks affecting client portfolios.