Alicia Chavy is a non-resident scholar within the Strategic Technologies and Cyber Security Program at the Middle East Institute, where she focuses on policy and national security implications of critical technologies, such as AI, quantum innovation, and cybersecurity.
Ms. Chavy comes from an international background, born and raised in France, and with South American and Southeast Asia work experience. Ms. Chavy previously served as the Director of Partnership for Global Risk Insights, where she authored political risk analysis on economic, geopolitical, and security developments in the Middle East, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Ms. Chavy began her career as a research assistant and analyst for several think tanks and public organizations, focusing on national security, in addition to issues related to cybersecurity, terrorism, and conflict stability operations. In addition to serving as a Research Assistant at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, where she supported Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Ms. Chavy worked at the Conflict and Stability Operations Bureau at the State Department, where she covered political violence, violent extremism, migration, and human rights issues. Ms. Chavy also worked on security sector assistance, stability operations, and NDAA reforms issues at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Master of Art, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University; Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BsFS) in International Politics, Georgetown University
Regions of Expertise
North Africa, Gulf
Issues of Expertise
U.S. Middle East policy, AI, Cybersecurity, Quantum Innovation, Internet of Things (IoT), Geopolitics of 5G, Information warfare, Global Technology Policy
French, English, Portuguese, Spanis