Arnault Barichella

Associate Research Fellow in Cybersecurity and Digital Technologies

Arnault Barichella’s research interests at the Jacques Delors Institute focus on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and digital technologies. He has published several papers for the Institute on different aspects of these dynamic fields, including obstacles and prospects for regulating artificial intelligence at the EU level, an analysis of European cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as the cybersecurity dimension of the war in Ukraine and its ramifications for Europe. Arnault has presented his research on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and digital technologies to policy makers and leading researchers at a number of conferences. Highlights include the European Commission’s panel discussion on the EU Cybersecurity Package (2018), with the European Cyber Task Force; the International Forum on Cybersecurity in Lille (2021); and the Enedis Forum on Innovation in March 2022, sharing a panel with the Cybersecurity Director at Enedis.

Arnault is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the social sciences at the Université Paris-Saclay, with a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris. He is an affiliated Researcher at Scienes Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics. He obtained his Masters’ degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, and received a BA degree in Modern History from Oxford University. Arnault was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard in 2018-19, associated with the Department of Government. His dissertation on the role and importance of smart cities was published in 2023 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Arnault was selected by Palgrave Macmillan to be editor-in-chief for the Palgrave Handbook of Cybersecurity, Digital Technologies and Energy Transitions. The aim of the Handbook, the first of its kind dedicated to these topics, is to collect research, thinking and practice that captures the complex and subtle interconnections between two transitions that lie at the heart of transformations in modern societies: the dual digital and clean energy transitions. The Handbook has invited a broad range of contributing experts from leading academic institutions, as well as think tanks, NGOs, governments, international organizations and the private sector.