Alicia Wanless & Jacob N. Shapiro

Director, Partnership for Countering Influence Operations & Professor, Politics and International Affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Princeton University
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About Alicia Wanless & Jacob N. Shapiro

Alicia Wanless is the Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which aims to foster evidence-based policymaking to counter threats within the information environment. Alicia leads a multistakeholder network in partnership with the G7 Rapid Response Network to support efforts in Ukraine. In partnership with Princeton University, Alicia is developing the Institute for Research on the Information Environment. Alicia was a technical advisor to Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder and is a founding member of its Global Cybersecurity Group. She is also an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety. At King’s College London in War Studies, she recently defended her PhD thesis combining strategic theory and ecology in a new approach to understanding conflict within the information environment. // Jacob N. Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, a multi-university consortium that compiles and analyzes micro-level data on politically motivated violence in countries around the world. His research covers conflict, economic development, misinformation, and security policy. He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations and co-author of Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict. His research has been published in broad range of academic and policy journals as well as a number of edited volumes. He has conducted field research and large-scale policy evaluations in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, and Pakistan. Shapiro received the 2016 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association, given to a scholar younger than 40, or within 10 years of earning a Ph.D., who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations. Ph.D. Political Science, M.A. Economics, Stanford University. B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

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International Co-operation Digitalisation Trust Integrity

Want to protect the information environment? Change how it's studied

Data access alone isn’t enough to address disinformation—research on the information environment must be accelerated through shared engineering infrastructure, argue Alicia Wanless and Jacob N. Shapiro. Banner image: Shutterstock/Ellagrin


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