• Areas of expertise include: AI, autonomous technologies, cyber, tech innovations and international security


    Brief Background and Contributions to UNIDIR

    In addition to her institutional responsibilities, Ms Vignard has served as Consultant to four of the five UN Groups of Governmental Experts on Developments in the field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (the UN GGEs on Cybersecurity). Since 2013, she has led UNIDIR’s work on the weaponization of increasingly autonomous technologies and is also a founder and editor in chief of the journal Disarmament Forum (1999-2012). Ms Vignard has an MA in International Relations, with concentrations in Conflict Resolution, Development, and Latin America from Syracuse University and a BA in International Studies with a concentration in Political Science from Hamline University.


    Recent Publications and Current Projects

    Autnomous Weapon Systems and Cyber Operations

    Concerns Characteristics and Definitional Approaches

    Framing Discussions on the Weaponization of Increasingly Autonomous Technologies