Email Camille Francois
Camille François joined the Berkman Center as a fellow to work on the legal, political and ethical frames of cybersecurity, cyberwar, and cyberpeace. She also studies how academic institutions address Internet policy issues.
A Fulbright Fellow, she is also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies. She helped structure the School of Public and International Affairs program in Cybersecurity and worked for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), organizing the Expert Workshop on Privacy in Cyberspace at the agency's headquarters. In 2013, she won first place for Columbia at the Atlantic Council Cyber 9/12 National Challenge in Cyber Policy.
She previously worked for Google in Europe, managing research on market insights, key policy and privacy trends.
In her home country of France she has worked mainly in politics, serving two years in the Parliament as a legislative aide and holding leadership positions in national and local campaigns. She also participated in the main research project on religious politics in the French suburbs, published by the think tank L'Institut Montaigne.
Camille is a free culture advocate: she served on the board of Students for Free Culture, created its French chapter, researched for the Open Video Alliance, and co-founded two Paris-based free cultural startups. She enjoys helping out with projects exploring the impact of technology on war and peace, and recently joined the organizing team of the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference at NYU Law School.
She holds a Master's degree in International Public Management from Sciences-Po Paris University, and a Master's degree in International Security from the Columbia School of Public and International Affairs. She completed her Bachelor at Sciences-Po Paris, with a year as a visiting student at Princeton University, and received legal education at Paris II - Sorbonne Universités.