Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli



Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli is based in Switzerland and the GCC. Dr. Rickli is an assistant professor at the Department of Defence Studies of King’s College London and at the Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College in Doha, and an associate fellow in global risks and resilience at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP). He is a senior researcher at the Near East Center for Security and Strategy of King’s College and a non-resident fellow in modern warfare and security at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. He is a senior advisor for the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Initiative at the Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and an expert on lethal autonomous weapons systems for the United Nations and for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament and Research (UNIDIR). Dr. Rickli’s expertise and research is on disruptive technology and international security as well as global risk assessments. Prior to working to his current position, he was an assistant professor at the Institute for International and Civil Security at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. He is frequently interviewed by Financial Times, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Al Arabyia and France 24. Dr. Rickli received his PhD and MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, UK, where he was also a Berrow scholar at Lincoln College.