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Louise Marie Hurel

GFCE Title: GFCE Advisory Board member 2020/2022
Job Title: PhD Researcher in Data, Networks and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Description: Louise Marie Hurel is a PhD Researcher in Data, Networks and Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Department of Media and Communications researching security expertise, cybersecurity governance, and incident response. For more than five years, Hurel has continuously worked in the intersection between Internet governance and cybersecurity communities of practitioners. She has actively engaged in national, regional and international negotiations (track 1.5 and 2) and fora in both fields. Hurel leads research and cyber policy engagement at Igarapé Institute’s Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program, which includes, but is not restricted to projects related to the implementation of monitoring technologies for public security, IoT, and national cyber capacity building in Brazil. She also serves at the Advisory Group of Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations (PCIO). More generally, Louise Marie Hurel’s work focuses on exploring interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary challenges in networked communications, and the role of non-state actors in cybersecurity, regional and national Internet governance, and infrastructure security. Hurel concluded her MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from the LSE (distinction), where she studied the security of IoT Platforms – that is, relationship between big tech companies and technical architectures shaping security. Prior to that, she concluded her BA in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (distinction), having been awarded for her dissertation “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields”. Her previous experience includes consultancy for technical bodies, a UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research in Internet governance, privacy, and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV). She has also been actively involved in Internet governance spaces, also serving as representative for Europe in the Executive Committee of the Non Commercial Users’ Constituency at ICANN.