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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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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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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UGI 2022 – Communication from Louis Pétiniaud

UGI 2022 – Communication from Louis Pétiniaud

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 Louis Pétiniaud gave a communication : 

Session “Cartography of the Datasphere” – Mapping the geography of data, a spatio-temporal approach to the Central Asian Internet

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UGI 2022 – Communication from Hugo Estecahandy

UGI 2022 – Communication from Hugo Estecahandy

UGI
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 Hugo Estecahandy gave a communication : 

Session “Cartography of the Datasphere” – H.Estecahandy “From a digital infrastructure to a geopolitical object: which geographies for Bitcoin?”

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GEODE at La Fabrique Défense 2022

GEODE at La Fabrique Défense 2022

La Fabrique Défense
3 February 2022

The GEODE team was present at the second edition of La Fabrique Défense organised by the Ministry of Defence at the Grande Halle de la Villette.

Our researchers participated and organised the round table “Cyber defence in the European Union“, moderated by Frédérick Douzet, GEODE director, with the participation of Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, director of the Digital Society Institute and Aude Géry, GEODE researcher.

Thanks to the tools developed in collaboration with Cassini, we were able to present the experience of walking through a graph of data from social networks, in virtual reality.

This event was an opportunity to reaffirm the support of GEODE and the French Institute of Geopolitics (IFG) for the Cadettes de la Cyber program led by the Pôle d’Excellence Cyber since November 2021.

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Contributions – Franco-Russian Observatory 2021

Contributions – Franco-Russian Observatory 2021

Franco-Russian CCI
3 February 2022

Several GEODE researchers contributed to the latest edition of the annual report of the Franco-Russian Observatory 2021 (Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry): 

Hugo Estecahandy, on The cryptocurrency mining industries in Russia 

Julien Nocetti, associate researcher at the Geode centre, as well as Marie-Gabrielle Bertran and Colin Gérards, PhD students, also contributed to this book.

For this 2021 edition, 69 French and Russian experts participated in this project.

Find the latest articles published regularly here 

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