Louise Marie Hurel

Louise Marie Hurel is a researcher and Project coordinator at Instituto Igarapé’s Digital Security Programme. She also leads Igarapé’s efforts on cyber and digital policy engagement at the national, regional and international levels. Louise is a PhD researcher in Data, Networks and Society at the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Department of Media and Communications. Her research focuses on risk, cybersecurity governance, and incident response. She holds an MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from LSE and a BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) where she was awarded for her dissertation entitled “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields”. Louise has more than six years of experience working on the intersections of cybersecurity, Internet governance, technology and policy, cyber norms, and private governance. Her previous experience includes consultancy for technical bodies, a UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research on Internet governance, privacy, intelligence and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV). Louise Marie is a member of the Advisory Board at the Global Forum of Cyber Expertise (GFCE), Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations’ (PCIO) and the Centre for Information Resilience (CIR). She has also published in main media vehicles such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Americas Quarterly, Open Democracy and others as well as journals such as the Journal of Cyber Policy and book chapters in the Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity and Rowman & Littlefield’s “Governing Cyberspace: Behaviour, Power and Diplomacy”.

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