Lecturer; Visiting Scholar, ISCS
Margaux Repellin is a Visiting Scholar/Researcher-Professor in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS). She is a Ph.D candidate at the UCL in Brussels. Her research focuses on the effect of leadership on the resilience of terrorist organizations, and her dissertation focuses on the leadership typologies that better attract and mobilize recruits than others by violent organizations, through the 22 years’ case of al-Qaeda and ISIS.
She will teach as Adjunct Professor in Research Methods in International Affairs as well as Lecturer and Teaching Assistant in Security Policy Analysis at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (3 classes). This will be in parallel of her work at the Institute and her Ph.D (final year).
She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from The Fletcher School/Tufts University and a Master’s degree in Political science from the Université Catholique de Louvain. She has taught to Master’s degree students in Political science, with a focus on Security/Defense area.
She has been working for over 15 years in the public and private sector, including 10 years in leadership, advisory and senior management, at key level positions within media/industry, public administrations, and in corporate government relations. Her previous area included policy, government, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity. She has been studying for almost 10 years, with a strong focus on Foreign Affairs/Geopolitics and Emerging Security Challenges (Terrorism/Counterterrorism, Technology, etc.), in various countries such as France, Germany, Belgium and the United States.
She has also passed certificates in 8 languages, which is critical for her research, and has won scholarships and three awards throughout her studies and research.