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Barrie Sander

Fundação Getulio Vargas
Postdoctoral Fellow
Barrie Sander is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil. His research interests include global cybersecurity norms, human rights and technology, and international criminal law. Currently, Barrie is examining the paradigms of international law that apply to State-sponsored cyber influence operations on elections, the governance of online speech by social media platforms, and the use of new information and communication technologies in mass atrocity contexts.

Barrie holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. During his doctoral studies, Barrie conducted research and delivered guest lectures at Harvard Law School, the University of Copenhagen, and FGV Direito Rio. Previously, Barrie read Law at Jesus College, Cambridge University and earned an LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University.

Barrie’s most recent publications include:
- Four Challenges for International Law and Cyberspace: Sartre, Baby Carriages, Horses, and Simon & Garfunkel, Net Politics, Council on Foreign Relations (2019) (co-authored with Duncan Hollis);
- Democracy Under The Influence: Paradigms of State Responsibility for Cyber Influence Operations on Elections, 18 Chinese Journal of International (2019) 1;
- Cyber Insecurity and the Politics of International Law, ESIL Reflections (2017).