Sophie Kaldor is currently completing a Masters of Global Affairs at Yale University’s Jackson Institute concentrating on the role of emotions, discourse and narratives in international security. She begins her PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics in September, 2021, where her research will focus on how truth claims are wielded as a form of geopolitical power. During her studies, Sophie has worked for London-based think tank the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, for Yale student start-up Hillhouse Analytics and as a research assistant to Professor Zoe Chance and Henry A. Kissinger Fellow Claire Yorke. Prior to Yale, Sophie worked as a risk analyst for global risk advisory firm Aon helping clients mitigate asset and liability risks through insurance transfer solutions. Her B.A. (Languages) (Honours) is from the University Sydney, where her joint thesis in English and German literature won the University Medal.
Key ICCT Publications:
Kaldor, S. Far-Right Violent Extremism as a Failure of Status: A New Approach to Extremist Manifestos through the Lens of Ressentiment. Research Paper, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 11 May 2021.
This perspective critically examines some challenges posed to the rule of law and human rights by states’ use of data-driven learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) systems for identifying individuals presenting a threat to national security.