Stephanie Lamy has a long history of designing and delivering track II diplomacy in a variety of international conflicts zones. As a strategic communications consultant and civil rights advocate, she founded and organised aid organisations in collaboration with human rights groups during the Libyan and Yemen conflicts. She was Internet without Borders secretary-general from 2013 to 2016. Her domain of expertise includes information warfare, with a specialisation in the detection of and analysis of semantic operations as well as feminist economics. Stephanie is currently completing a Master 2 in Governance of International relations at Sciences Po Toulouse.
Félix Blanc holds a Ph. D. from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He has provided policy-oriented research on drones, humanitarian interventions and parliamentary oversight at the Institut de Recherches Stratégiques de l’École Militaire (IRSEM, Paris). His current consultant activities include online activism, cybersecurity, civil/military cooperation, EU external policy and crisis prevention and management. Among other things, he took part to the project “Technical Support for Journalists and Democracy Advocates – Internet Freedom for West Africa” funded by the United States State Department and coordinated by Richard Brooks, professor at the Clemson University.
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. 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). His Internet freedom work involves interactions with at-risk populations working for freedom of expression.
Cynthia is a political scientist working as a faculty research advisor at the NATO Defense College in Rome. Since 2015, she was respectively a Max Weber Fellow and an associate researcher at the SPS Department and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence. Previously, she was affiliated to the Institute for Strategic Studies (IRSEM) at the French Ministry of Defense (2011-2015). She received a PhD from the EHESS in Paris and was a lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris (2013-2018). Her research covers topics of diplomacy, foreign policy, political violence, radicalisation and international security, focus on the roles diasporas, lobbies and religious actors. She is a co-founder of Caron Associés consultancy and of Danaïdes.org.