Elaine Korzak

Elaine Korzak, PhD, LLM
Research Fellow

Email: ekorzak@berkeley.edu

Elaine Korzak is a Research Fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity focusing on international cybersecurity governance. She is also an affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University and a non-resident fellow at the UC Berkeley Risk & Security Lab (BRSL).

Her research has covered various international legal, policy, and governance aspects in cybersecurity, including norms and international law governing state conduct in cyberspace, cybersecurity negotiations at the United Nations, cyber policy positions and diplomatic strategies of states (in particular Russia and China), cyber capacity-building, and international export controls for commercial spyware. Her work has appeared in the Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, the Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and RUSI Journal. Her commentary has been published in Lawfare, Just Security, and Net Politics.  

Elaine’s current research interests focus on lessons learned from international cybersecurity discussions in the UN for the governance of emerging and disruptive technologies, the effectiveness of different governance mechanisms in regulating the proliferation and use of commercial spyware technologies, and the emergence of the concept of “responsible” use or behavior as a standard in international law and multilateral governance processes.

Previously, Elaine was a cybersecurity postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and a national fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University, before leading the Cyber Initiative at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). She holds a PhD in War Studies and an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London, as well as an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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