M&E Thursday Talk – Digital Vulnerability and E-Security Strategies – 03.10.15

On Thursday March 10, DME for Peace was pleased to host a M&E Thursday Talk with Rahel Dette of GPPI, who discussed Digital Vulnerabilities and E-Security Strategies as a part of our series on M&E and Ethics in the Digital Age.

In this Talk, Rahel covered basic concerns around digital vulnerability in peacebuilding, development, and human rights contexts. Rahel also discussed concepts to help inform an e-security strategy – including threat models, digital self-determinacy, consent, privacy, and digital rights. The discussion was founded on practical examples from Rahel’s research on the use of technology for humanitarian action in conflict.


M&E Thursday Talks: Digital Vulnerability and E-Security Strategies from DME for Peace on Vimeo.

The presentation Powerpoint is available here (link is external). The notes for the webinar are available here.

About the Speaker: Rahel Dette is a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. Her research interests include humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the international response to crisis, particularly post-crisis situations.

Her independent research projects have taken Rahel to Israel-Palestine, where she studied results of peace negotiations, and to Tunisia, where she investigated the impacts of the Arab Spring, with an emphasis on the political economy of the new regime and post-revolution tourism strategies. 

Rahel holds a bachelor’s in political science and Middle East studies from Brown University. There, she worked as a research assistant to two professors, developing new courses on Middle East politics and history. 

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