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Department of Education

Tommaso De Zan

Doctoral Student

Tommaso is a PhD Researcher with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security and Research Affiliate with the Centre for Technology & Global Affairs at Oxford University. His dissertation analyses the effectiveness of public policy interventions aimed at tackling the cyber security skills shortage, and is supervised by the Department of Education.

His professional experiences includes short-term consultancies with the European Union Network and Information Security Agency and Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas, and full-time positions with the European Union Institute for Security Studies, International Affairs Institute and Geneva Peace Research Institute.

He is a member of the Working Group on Cyber Security Culture and Skills of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and the Cyber Youth Initiative Committee of the Royal United Services Institute. In the past, he was selected to be a delegate at the G7 Youth Summit 2017 and he testified before the Defense Committee of the Italian Parliament.

His writings have appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations’s Net Politics Blog, Aspenia Online, ISPI commentary, Airpress, Formiche, Agenda Digitale, Cybersecurity.360 and AffariInternazionali.

He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Bologna, and he was an exchange student at the Hertie School of Governance, Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Université catholique de Louvain.

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