Dr Jean-Marc Rickli is responsible for the GCSP's activities related to Global Risk and Resilience, under the umbrella of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme. Dr Rickli was previously an assistant professor at the Department of Defence Studies of King’s College London, based at the Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College in Doha. He was also a senior researcher at the Near East Center for Security and Strategy of King’s College, an associate fellow of the GCSP, and a non-resident fellow in modern warfare and security at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi.
He is a senior advisor for the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Initiative at the Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and an expert on lethal autonomous weapons systems for the United Nations and for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament and Research (UNIDIR). He holds a PhD and an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, UK, where he was also a Berrow scholar at Lincoln College. His research interests are on the use of force in inter- national relations, small states’ foreign and security policy, disruptive technologies and security, risks analysis and non-traditional security issues such as energy, financial and cyber security. His geographical areas of expertise are Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Gulf.