Marina Favaro is a Consultant at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg. Her research focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on arms control. From 2020 to 2021, Marina managed the Emerging Technologies research programme at the think tank BASIC. Before that, Marina worked as an Analyst at RAND Europe, where her research focused on space security, cybersecurity, defence innovation, and the impact of emerging technologies on society. Marina conducts quantitative and qualitative research through a variety of methods, including futures and foresight methods (eg horizon scanning, STREAM, Delphi, and scenario development). She holds a Master’s degree in international relations and politics from the University of Cambridge.
Content by Marina Favaro
Marina Favaro summarises her recent report “Weapons of Mass Distortion” for King’s College London that uses machine learning to explore which emerging technologies are most likely to escalate a crisis past the nuclear threshold.
The space environment is becoming increasingly populated by non-state actors who are pursuing a range of different goals. Marina Favaro argues that new norms of governance must be implemented by the international community in order to keep space safe, secure and sustainable.