Florian Hartleb is a German political scientist. He was born on 3 June 1979 uin Passau. He has held teaching positions at various universities, including Bonn, Eichstätt and Munich. Since 2016, Florian Hartleb has been living in Tallinn as a policy advisor on refugees and digitalisation. His research interests include digitalisation and e-government, European politics, terrorism, extremism and populism. Hartleb is the author of several books and regularly appears in German and international media.