Yasmin Afina

Research Assistant, International Security Programme

Biography

Yasmin Afina joined Chatham House as research assistant for the International Security programme in April 2019. She formerly worked for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)’s Security and Technology Programme, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).

Yasmin’s research at Chatham House covers projects related to nuclear weapons systems, strategic weapons systems, emerging technologies including cyber and artificial intelligence, and international law.

In her previous capacities, Yasmin’s research included international, regional and national cybersecurity policies, the international security implications of quantum computing, and algorithmic bias in autonomous technologies and law enforcement operations.

Yasmin holds an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, an LL.B. from the University of Essex, and a French Bachelor of Laws and Postgraduate degree (Maîtrise) in International Law from the Université Toulouse I Capitole.

Past experience

2018-19 Programme assistant, security and technology, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
2017-18 Project assistant, emerging security issues, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
2017 Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
2017-18 LL.M., Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (CH)
2016-17 Maîtrise, Université Toulouse I Capitole (FR)
2016 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Implementation Support Unit, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Geneva Branch
2013-17 LL.B., University of Essex (UK)
2013-16 Licence (Bachelor of Laws), Université Toulouse I Capitole (FR)
2014 Volunteer, World YWCA