Eleonore Pauwels is an international expert on the security and governance implications generated by the convergence of AI with other dual-use technologies, including in cybersecurity, biotechnology and neurotechnology. She is Senior Fellow with the Global Center on Cooperative Security. She provides expertise to the World Bank, the Council of Europe and the United Nations, among others, and works with governments and private sector actors on converging technologies, the changing nature of conflict, foresight and global security. Eleonore regularly testifies before UN agencies, U.S. and international authorities including the U.S. Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense (2021) and the Biological Weapons Convention (2019).
Eleonore served as Research Fellow on Emerging Technologies for the United Nations University’s and, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, she spent ten years within the Science and Technology Innovation Program, leading the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab. She is also part of the Scientific Committee of the International Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome-Editing. She writes for Nature, The New York Times, The Guardian, Scientific American, Le Monde, Slate, UN News, The UN Chronicle and The World Economic Forum.