Position 
Visiting Research Fellow
Nationality 
United Kingdom
At UNU-CRIS 
01/05/2022
Biographical Statement 

Joe Burton is a Visiting Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS where he will participate in the activities of the Digital Governance research cluster and work on a new research project titled ‘Artificial Intelligence, Human Security and Digital Sovereignty.’

Joe is an Associate Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.  Prior to that he was Marie Curie research fellow at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) working on the European Commission-funded project Strategic Cultures of Cyber Warfare (CYBERCULT).  He was also a Senior Lecturer in the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science (NZISCS) at the University of Waikato.

Joe is the author of NATO’s Durability in a Post-Cold War World (SUNY Press, 2018), the editor of Emerging Technologies and International Security: Machines, the State and War (Routledge, 2020) and his work has been published in International AffairsDefence StudiesJournal of Cyber PolicyAsian Security and Political Science.

Joe teaches courses on Cyber Security, Cyber Diplomacy, Artificial Intelligence, American Foreign Policy, NATO, Strategic Studies and International Security.  He has worked as a ministerial advisor in New Zealand and the UK, national campaign coordinator, legislative assistant, researcher, and political organiser. He is the recipient of the US Department of State (DoS) SUSI Fellowship (New York, Washington D.C.), the Taiwan Fellowship (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei), and has been visiting researcher and lecturer at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE, Tallinn, Estonia).  He is also the coordinator of the EU-funded Jean Monnet Network, CYDIPLO – European Cyber Diplomacy (cyberdiplomacy.net).