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Fergus Hanson

Director - International Cyber Policy Centre

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Cyber security, strategy & policy, e-Diplomacy, Innovation & the Digital Economy


Fergus Hanson was the Director of ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre until Jan 2023.

He is the author of Internet Wars and has published widely on a range of cyber and foreign policy topics.

He was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Professional Fulbright Scholar based at Georgetown University working on the uptake of new technologies by the US government.

He has worked for the UN, as a Program Director at the Lowy Institute and served as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in The Hague. While working for philanthropist Andrew Forrest he led the establishment of the Freedom Fund in London and the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery in Washington D.C.

He has been a Fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Pacific Forum. He is a member of the board of directors of the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation and Art Monthly Australasia. He is an Advisory Board member of the Cyber Peace Institute in Geneva.