Frédérick Douzet

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Professor, Chairwoman of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy – French Institute of Geopolitics.

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Frédérick Douzet is Professor of Geopolitics at the University of Paris 8 and director of the Center Geopolitics of the Datasphere (GEODE). She is a Commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (cyberstability.org). In 2017, she was part of the drafting committee for the Strategic Review of Defense and National Security.

Her current research deals with the geopolitics of cyberspace, as cyberspace has become the object of power rivalries between stakeholders, a scene of confrontation, and a highly powerful tool in geopolitical conflicts. Frederick Douzet work aims at replacing cyber conflicts within their geopolitical context and training young researchers to take into account the cyber dimension of the geopolitical conflicts and regions they study.

She studied political science at the Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble and Oxford Brookes University. She earned a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley in 1993 then joined the graduate school of geopolitics at the University of Paris 8 for her PhD.

Frédérick Douzet was nominated junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2006 and has received several awards for her research : International Forum on Cybersecurity (FIC) Book Prize for strategic thinking (2015) ; France-Berkeley Fund Award for Outstanding Young Scholar (2014) ; Alphonse Milne Edwards book prize from the Society of Geography (2008); Ernest Lemonon book prize from the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (2008) ; Best paper award from the Urban Affairs Association (2009). She has also received scholarships from the Fulbright Program and the Georges Lurcy Foundation. In 2015, she received the title of "Chevalier de l'ordre national du Mérite" in recognition for public service.

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