Andrea Calderaro GFCE Research Committee Member

Andrea Calderaro, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in International Relations and Director of the Centre for Internet and Global Politics at Cardiff University.

With his research on transnational governance of cybersecurity, with a particular focus on Cyber Capacity Building, Internet and Human Rights, and the Digital Divide, he has supported cyber capacity building initiatives in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central America, and in EU institutions. In particular, he served as a member of the UNESCO “Internet Universality Program” Advisory Board; of the Global Internet Policy Observatory’s (GIPO) Advisory Group at the European Commission; and at the “EU Cyber Capacity Building” Task Force for the development of the “Operational Guidance for the EU’s International Cooperation on Cyber Capacity Building” (European Commission/EUISS).

He is currently engaged as a member of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council board at the OECD and as a member of the UK FCO Cybersecurity Multistakeholder Advisory Board, and regularly support the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) in its effort to overcome digital divides in Africa. He is also a co-Editor of the “Digital Technologies and Global Politics” Book Series at Rowman & Littlefield, and his research includes publications in “Policy and Internet”, “Third World Quarterly”, “International Journal of E-Politics”, and “Open Democracy”. He holds his PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute. Twitter: @AndreaCalderaro

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