The Russia Program, the new university-based analytical center created by the George Washington University in partnership with GEODE

The Russia Program, the new university-based analytical center created by the George Washington University in partnership with GEODE

27 January 2023

We are very pleased to announce the launch of The Russia Program, a university-based analytical center created by the George Washington University in partnership with GEODE in order to provide new ways of studying Russia after February 24, 2022. 

Hosted at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at George Washington University, The Russia Program founds a novel research ecosystem that renews our methodological toolkit and creates new knowledge commons designed not only for the scientific community, but also for a broader audience. 

Within this framework, the “New Methodological School” offers seminars and academic courses designed to explore contemporary Russia through innovative methods of data collection and aggregation such as open source intelligence research.



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The Legal Protection of International Organisations’ Data – Report by Aude Géry and Anne-Thida Norodom

The Legal Protection of International Organisations’ Data – Report by Aude Géry and Anne-Thida Norodom

Leiden Asia Center
18 January 2023

Aude Géry and Anne-Thida Norodom, GEODE researchers, wrote a report that was published via Leiden University’s LeidenAsiaCentre as part of the Chinese Knowledge Network project.

This study deals with the legal protection of international organisations’ data that may be stored in China, as part of the United Nations Global Platform that aims at developing the use of big data for statistics in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the context of this study, the chosen perspective confronts three normative corpuses applicable to the data examined in this study: that of the European Union, that of China and that of international organisations. It also makes recommendations in regard to a better protection of UN data. 


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GEODE is hiring a post-doctoral fellow!

GEODE is hiring a post-doctoral fellow!

January 11, 2023

Post doctoral contract at GEODE Project

Assignment

Attached structure: University of Paris 8 – Laboratory IFGLab, GEODE project (Geopolitics of the datasphere)

Address: 2 rue de la Liberté – 93200 Saint-Denis / 14 cours des Humanité 93330 Aubervilliers

Category: A – Research Engineer Equivalent

Nature of contract: Post-doctoral

Quota: 100%.

Expected duration of the assignments : 1 year

Salary: Between 27 000 and 30 000 euros brut per year depending of the experience

Job description
Description of the employer and of the affiliation structure

The University of Paris 8 is an institution of higher education with 22,500 students, 1,200 research professors and approximately 650 administrative staff. The university carries out training and research missions. Its activities are mainly focused on human and social sciences, arts and digital technology. As far as research is concerned, it has 26 research units and 7 mixed research units.

Geopolitics of the Datasphere (GEODE) is a multidisciplinary research and education project at the University Paris 8 dedicated to the strategic challenges of the digital revolution. It gathers researchers in geopolitics, geography, law, mathematics, computer science, history, sociology and philosophy from the University Paris 8, INRIA, The Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), the University of Paris Cité, the University of Bretagne Occidentale, the University of Savoie, the Saint-Cyr French Army Academy. Its goals are to enhance the understanding of the Datasphere as a new strategic environment, build capacity by training the next generation of academics and professionals, conduct critical applied research to inform the strategies and policies elaborated by governments, companies and institutions, and promote the norms building process to reduce conflicts, mitigate risks, and facilitate international cooperation to preserve the security and stability of the digital space.

www.geode.science

Tasks of the post

Research activities, tasks and expected results

  • Name of the project : GEODE project (Geopolitics of the datasphere)
  • Research activities / Content of the research project :

The post-doctoral fellow must be involved in at least one of the three research themes of the GEODE project:

  • Cyber Policy and Digital Affairs
  • Cartography of the Datasphere
  • Cyber Warfare and Digital Operations
  • Tasks to be performed

Research, collection and analysis of data

Participation in conferences and scientific events in France and abroad

Publication of scientific articles and publications for the general public

Participation in the organisation of events to promote the research of all GEODE teams (seminars, colloquium, conference, team travel)

  • Expected results

To be determined according to the research project with the laboratory director at the beginning of the contract.

  • Provisional timetable

To be determined according to the research project with the laboratory director at the beginning of the contract.

Internal and external links

www.geode.science

Conditions of service and, where appropriate, particular hardship attached to the post

All travels related to the job will be paid by the laboratory.

Expected knowledge and skills
Expected training and experience
  • PhD (or end of PhD) in Geopolitics, Law or Political Science on the strategic issues of the digital revolution

NB: the PhD must have been obtained less than 2 years ago in a different research lab

  • The post-doctoral fellow must be involved in at least one of the three research themes of the GEODE project:
    • Cyber Policy and Digital Affairs
    • Cartography of the Datasphere
    • Cyber Warfare and Digital Operations
Expected skills
  • Good team-work abilities and interest in collaborating in an international/multidisciplinary environment
  • Analytical and synthesis skills
  • Excellent knowledge of cyberspace issues
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English
  • Reactivity
  • Commitment
  • Spirit of initiative
  • Autonomy
  • Good organizational skills
Contact person and affiliation form

To apply, please send, before February 15, 2023 :

  • a CV
  • a letter of motivation
  • a written proposition of a post-doctoral thesis (3 to 5 pages)
  • the list of the GEODE researchers that could be relevant for the desired topic of research

Contacts :

Administrative contact: Appoline Roy (appoline.roy@geode.science)

Research contact: Frédérick Douzet, Director of GEODE (fdouzet@gmail.com)

 

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REPORT – The discreet action of Russian channels in Western conspiracy circles

REPORT – The discreet action of Russian channels in Western conspiracy circles

GEODE Report
November 16, 2022

This research note extends the analysis of content sharing between Telegram channels presented in our previous study. We show that by increasing the depth of a query generated by the Telegram analysis tool developed by GEODE, we can better understand the integration of pro-Russian channels into Western conspiracy sphere. We can also refine our understanding of the content and internal structures of different conspiracy communities.

Download the report

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PPF22- Non-proliferation of malicious software and practices intended to cause harms

PPF22- Non-proliferation of malicious software and practices intended to cause harms

Paris Peace Forum
November 11, 2022

Author

On November 11, Aude Géry, a GEODE researcher specializing in international legal issues in cybersecurity, participated in a roundtable discussion at the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which brought together representatives of states, international organizations, businesses, development banks, foundations, and NGOs from all regions of the world.

The roundtable focused on the non-proliferation of malicious software and practices intended to cause harm, as part of the Paris Appeal for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.

Watch Aude Géry’s speech in replay


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Prepping for Long-Term Competition? U.S. Leadership in Cyberspace from Trump to Biden

Prepping for Long-Term Competition? U.S. Leadership in Cyberspace from Trump to Biden

U.S. Leadership in a World of Uncertainties
5 October 2022

What has become of American leadership in cyberspace under the administration of Joe Biden?

Frédérick Douzet (Director of GEODE and University Professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8) and Stéphane Taillat (lecturer at the University of Paris 8 and seconded to the Écoles de St Cyr Coëtquidan) answer this question in a chapter entitled “Prepping for Long-Term Competition? U.S. Leadership in Cyberspace from Trump to Biden”. Published by Palgrave MacMillan, the book deals with “U.S. Leadership in a World of Uncertainty”.

More information here

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The war in Ukraine, open source investigation and the potential for “digital fieldwork” in geopolitics

The war in Ukraine, open source investigation and the potential for “digital fieldwork” in geopolitics

Political Geography
31 August 2022

Kevin Limonier, a professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics and researcher at GEODE, recently published a new article on open source investigation and the potential for “digital fieldwork” in the context of the war in Ukraine. Read the article here.

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UGI 2022 – Communication from Margot François

UGI 2022 – Communication from Margot François

UGI 2022
22 August 2022

Communication

The Centennial Congress of the International Geographical Union (IGU) took place from July 18 to 22, 2022 in Paris.

During this event Margot François gave a communication : 

Session “Political Geographies of Data” – M.François Border vs security? Nationalist discourses on cybersecurity and the “bordering” of cyberspace.

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UGI 2022 – Communication from Alix Desforges

UGI 2022 – Communication from Alix Desforges

UGI 2022
22 August 2022

The Centennial Congress of the International Geographical Union (IGU) took place from July 18 to 22, 2022 in Paris.

During this event Alix Desforges gave a communication : 

Session Political Geographies of Data – A.Desforges Digital sovereignty in France : a binary debate far from the political objectives. 

She also co-chaired the session Cartography of the Datasphere with Frédérick Douzet.

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UGI 2022 – Communication from Ilan Scialom

UGI 2022 – Communication from Ilan Scialom

UGI 2022
22 August 2022

Communication

The Centennial Congress of the International Geographical Union (IGU) took place from July 18 to 22, 2022 in Paris.

During this event Ilan Scialom gave a communication : 

Session Chaired by Amael Cattaruzza and Finn Dammann “Political Geographies of Data” – I.Scialom  An intertwined practice of digital security in a troubled geopolitical region? The example of Israel and UAE.

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