Joyce Hakmeh

Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme; Co-Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy


Joyce is a senior research fellow with the International Security programme at Chatham House and co-editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy.

Joyce specializes in cyber policy, including cybersecurity, cybercrime and cyber governance and provides regular analysis on issues that sit at the nexus between technology and geopolitics.

In addition to her regular research and writing, Joyce develops and implements a series of cyber capacity building projects including cyber simulation exercises aimed at senior decisions makers from industry, policymakers and governments from around the world as well as a cyber practitioners course for UK government officials.

Joyce is a board member of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and a frequent panelist and chair at conferences at national and global events.

Previously, Joyce worked for the United Nations, IFRC as well as for non-profit organizations. Joyce received her MA in International Law from SOAS, the University of London.

Past experience

2016-17 Academy fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House
2015-16 Head of cooperation and partnership, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal
2014 Senior visiting professional, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)
2013 Regional legal expert, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
2011 and 2014 Communication and advocacy advisor, UNDP, Lebanese Prime Minister’s Office
2010-12 Head of research and development unit, Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)
2011-13 Civil society ambassador of the neighbourhood region, European Commission
2008-10 Programme associate, UNDP, Programme on Governance in the Arab Region
2006-08 Project manager, Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)


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