Dr. Félix Blanc (CMO) holds a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and has provided policy-oriented research on drones, humanitarian interventions and parliamentary oversight at the Institut de Recherches Stratégiques de l’École Militaire (IRSEM, Paris). He is France’s leading specialist on submarine cable governance policies. He currently lectures at Science Po Paris and Toulouse and provides training in online activism and cybersecurity for rights defenders in developing countries (African continent, Brazil). His last project “Technical Support for Journalists and Democracy Advocates – Internet Freedom for West Africa”, completed in 2016, was funded by the United States State Department and coordinated by Pr Richard Brooks, Clemson University. His experience in training models and field research will secure P2PR2P scalability and measurability.
Stephanie Lamy (COO) started a strategic communications consultancy company specialising in advocacy for civil rights actors and humanitarians in conflict zones in 2011. 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 and also founded a feminist advocacy and support group for mothers victims of economic abuse in France. She is also one of France’s leading experts on information warfare, with a specialisation in the detection and analysis of semantic operations. Stephanie is currently and belatedly completing a Master 2 in Governance of International relations at Sciences Po Toulouse. Previously she had been a luxury brand retail manager for 15 years with a specific expertise in change management and leading large goal-driven operational teams. Her management and logistical expertise will enable the smooth deployment of P2PR2P.
Dr. Richard Brooks (CTO) is a professor of computer engineering with Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA. Dr. Brooks has a BA from The Johns Hopkins University and PhD from the Louisiana State University. He 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, Department of Homeland security, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense, SENTAR Corporation and BMW Corporation. Pr. Brook’s research concentrates on information assurance, battlespace coordination, behavior pattern extraction/detection and game theory. His 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). Before joining academia, Dr. Brooks was a consultant for the World Bank European Office and Manager of Systems and Applications for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). With RFE/RL, he supported their intercontinental network and newsroom services. With the World Bank, he maintained their network extending from New Delhi to the Atlantic Ocean. This region included all of Africa, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. He was responsible for installing the first World Bank computer communications solution in Moscow. He has been principal investigator for DoD URI grants, which are the largest dollar value basic research grants supported by the United States Department of Defense. His graduate curriculum includes Computer Security, Denial of Service, Blockchains, and Resilient Infrastructure.
Dr. Cynthia Salloum (PRO) 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, 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, and international security, and focuses on the roles of diasporas, lobbies and religious actors. Her extensive knowledge of how informal networks interact with formal processes makes her our ideal advisor on institutional relations.