Danaides.org is a french non-profit organisation which aims to reinforce Pillar II (International assistance and capacity-building) of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) commitment as defined by the United Nations, particularly within the framework of Humanitarian interventions.

Strengthening civil grass-roots initiatives during political and/or armed conflict to ensure a strong civil society during the post-conflict, state-building phase, is at the heart of all of our endeavours.

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“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.”
― Elie Wiesel

Founders

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Félix Blanc

After MA studies in philosophy and political science, I did my Ph. D. at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and the Institut de Recherches Stratégiques de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM, Paris). My areas of research include online activism, cybersecurity, protection of civil population in warfare, civil/military cooperation, EU external policy and crisis prevention and management.

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Stephanie Lamy

My background isn’t academic, but fundamentally built on hands-on experience. Finding new applications and rethinking existing ways of functioning has always been part of my work ethic. A freelance strategic communications consultant and civil rights advocate, I focus on information warfare in armed conflict and my other interest, feminist economics.

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Technology advisor

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Pr. Richard Brooks holds a Ph.D from the Louisiana State University Computer Science Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Mathematical Sciences.

Pr. Brooks has in the past been PI on research programs funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Institute of Standards, Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research and BMW Corporation. These research projects include coordination of combat missions among autonomous combat vehicles (ARO), situation and threat assessment for combat command and control (ONR), detection of protocol tunneling through encrypted channels (AFOSR), security of intelligent building technologies (NIST), experimental analysis of Denial of Service vulnerabilities (NSF), mobile code security (ONR), and security analysis of cellular networks used for vehicle remote diagnostics (BMW).

Dr. Brook’s research concentrates on information assurance, battlespace coordination, behavior pattern extraction/detection and game theory. His battlespace coordination work has been funded by DARPA (distributed coordination of air combat campaigns), ARO (game theoretic coordination of combat missions for teams of autonomous combat vehicles) and ONR (maritime domain awareness). Results from the ONR work is being used by the Fleet and NATO for learning, tracking, and predicting shipping patterns.

His network security research projects have included funding from NSF (analyzing wired and wireless denial of service vulnerabilities), DoE (authentication and authorization of exa-scale storage systems), BMW Corporation (controlling dissemination of intellectual property), and the US State Department (creating anonymous communications tools for civil society groups). It frequently looks at attacks that disable security measures by working at a different level of the protocol stack. His Internet freedom work involves interactions with at risk populations working for freedom of expression.