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Louise Marie Hurel

Louise Marie Hurel is a researcher specializing in the intersections of technology, cybersecurity, and geopolitics. Her scholarly work primarily revolves around expertise, private governance, diplomacy, capacity building, development, and emerging threats as it relates to cybersecurity. She is a Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Cyber Team while concurrently finalising her doctoral degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).Throughout the past decade, Louise has coordinated Igarape Institute’s Digital Security Programme, founded the Latin American Cybersecurity Research Network (LA/CS Net), advised specific agencies of the United Nations on data and cyber security, contributed to the work of the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report and provided multiple research-based talks to governments, companies and scholars.

Her publications have been featured in both mainstream and specialised media outlets such as the Foreign Affairs Latin America, Agence France-Presse, Council on Foreign Relations, Lawfare Media, Americas Quarterly, Open Democracy and journals such as the Journal of Cyber Policy and the International Journal of Communication. Her work has also been cited in official national cybersecurity strategies and international organisations’ reports. In 2023, Louise was nominated as a 35 under 35 Future Leaders by CIDOB-Santander.