Marina Favaro is Visiting Research Fellow at IFSH, where her research focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on arms control. She is also a Consultant at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King's College London, where her research focuses on technology and bridge building. Previously, Marina Favaro managed the Emerging Technologies research programme at the think tank British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and worked as an Analyst at the research institute RAND Europe in Cambridge. Marina holds a first-class Master’s degree in international relations and politics from the University of Cambridge.

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Marina Favaro’s research covers topics such as space security, forecasting the impact of emerging technologies on arms control, nuclear weapons systems, cybersecurity, and the future of warfare. She conducts both qualitative and quantitative research through a variety of methods, including futures and foresight methods (e.g., horizon scanning, STREAM, Delphi, and scenario development). She is also experienced in applying a gender lens to security studies. Marina Favaro has conducted research and analysis on behalf of a range of clients in the United Kingdom (e.g., Home Office, Ministry of Defence, Space Agency, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), Europe (e.g., European Commission, Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, Norwegian Ministry of Defence) and internationally (e.g., International Committee of the Red Cross). Marina has presented her independent research at the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) and the NATO Early-Career Nuclear Strategists Workshop.

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