Dr. Adrian Hänni is a political historian who leads global research projects, writes books, and lectures on the contemporary history of intelligence, propaganda, and political violence.

With an academic background in history, economics, and philosophy, as well as capabilities in seven languages, Hänni brings a unique, interdisciplinary perspective to his body of work that connects the recent past with the present. Hänni’s goal is to build broader comprehensive awareness of how manipulative political practices are used to subvert democratic systems and processes. For public and private stakeholders to better navigate the risks and opportunities behind some of the world’s top political threats, Hänni aims to better equip them with deeper insights and a more precise understanding of their historical roots.

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.


– Marcus Aurelius