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Helene Lavoix - --. Levallois Perrret, , FR

Helene Lavoix Helene Lavoix

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Levallois Perrret, FRANCE

The destinies of our countries and societies, of our planet strongly influence our own. Let's develop adequate foresight & warning



Dr Helene Lavoix is a political scientist (MFin Paris, MSc PhD Lond) specializing in Strategic Foresight & Warning for conventional and unconventional security issues, horizon scanning and risk assessment. She researches for and advises various institutional actors on related matters. She serves as Senior Advisor to the Global Futures Forum SF&W community of interest after having been its coordinator between 2008 and the spring 2011. She has taught SF&W at MSc level as Visiting Senior Fellow at the RSIS in Singapore in 2010 and in 2011.
She has published on SF&W, indicators, fragile states, complexity and genocide. Her current research interests focus on the future of the modern nation-state including the rise of new opposition movements and on developing a dynamic network-based methodology for actionable SF&W analysis.
Prior to that, she served as an analyst in International Relations (Eastern Asia and Globalisation) for the European Commission, created and headed in Phnom-Penh the Cambodian branch of a NGO in the field of Development during and after the UN peace-building mission and worked in finance.
She holds a PhD in Political Science and a MSc in International Politics of Asia (distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a Master in Finance (Grande Ecole, France - valedictorian).
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Industry Expertise (3)


Public Policy

International Affairs

Areas of Expertise (5)

Strategic Foresight

Strategic Warning

Horizon Scanning

Risk Analysis

National Security

Education (3)

Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris - France: Master, Finance


School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London: PhD, Political Science 2005

School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London: MSc, International Politics of Asia 1997


Event Appearances (4)

Strategic Foresight & Warning: process & analytical methodology to explore new frontiers in Security and Intelligence

CASIS   Ottawa


Comment rendre la prospective stratégique applicable ?

--  Délégation aux Affaires Stratégiques, ministère de la Défense, France


Anticipating Strategic Surprises: An Introduction to Strategic Foresight and Warning

Civil Service College - Singapore, CGL (Centre for Governance and Leadership), Managing in Complexity Series  Singapore


Why Strategic Foresight and Warning? The case of Energy Security

RSIS, Public lecture, NTU  Singapore


Sample Talks (1)

Anticipating Strategic Surprises: An Introduction to Strategic Foresight and Warning

The world has become increasingly unpredictable, volatile and complex, and thus marred with surprises, from 09/11 to the Arab Spring, Occupy and the Euro crisis. Actors have increasingly been caught off-guard by crises. In this operating landscape, the ability to anticipate strategic surprises becomes highly valuable. This lecture will introduce the concepts and various tools for strategic foresight and warning, examine the practice of strategic anticipation and review challenges.



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