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Andrea G. Rodríguez
Lead Digital Policy Analyst
Andrea G. Rodríguez is Lead Digital Policy Analyst for the EU Digital Agenda at the European Policy Centre (EPC). Before joining the EPC, she was Lead Researcher of the Global Observatory of Urban Artificial Intelligence at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), where she did research on digital topics and emerging technologies and was Project Manager. She has held advisory positions at the European Cybersecurity Forum (CYBERSEC) as Programme Committee Member, and at NATO as one of the 14 members of the Young Leaders group during the NATO 2030 process. In 2021, she was named "NextGen Leader" at the Young Professionals Summit (YPS) at the Brussels Forum and the Spanish Cybervolunteers Foundation recognised her as one of the 13 Spanish women to follow in technology, an initiative supported by Spain's Ministry of Social Affairs and the 2030 Agenda.

Andrea holds an EMJMD degree from the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, and Charles University in Prague in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) with a specialization in security and technology, and a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she completed two stays abroad at Charles University in Prague and at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei.

PROGRAMME

Europe’s Political Economy

PROJECTs

Areas of expertise

EU digital policy, artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum computing and communications, space policy, NATO digital policy, transatlantic relations

Current positions

Lead Digital Policy Analyst

Education

EMJMD in Security, Intelligence, and Security Studies (IMSISS), University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, and Charles University in Prague
BA (Hons.) in International Relations, Complutense University of Madrid, stays at the National Taiwan University and Charles University in Prague

Languages

Spanish, English, French (intermediate), Mandarin Chinese (basic)

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Publications

European Commission / DISCUSSION PAPER
The von der Leyen European Commission at midterm: Same priorities, different reality
By Corina Stratulat , Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Johannes Greubel , Francesco De Angelis , Laura Rayner , Danielle Brady , Perle Petit , Silvia Carta , Andrea G. Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Tommaso Grossi , Emily Fitzpatrick , Elizabeth Kuiper , Marta Mucznik - 13/06/2022
Transatlantic affairs / EPC ROUND-UP
Searching for economic security in an age of confrontation: The Trade and Technology Council takes shape
By Annika Hedberg , Guillaume Van der Loo , Frederico Mollet , Georg Riekeles , Andrea G. Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Evin Jongen-Fay - 19/05/2022
Security & defence / EPC ROUND-UP
Will the Strategic Compass be a game-changer for EU security and defence?
By Amanda Paul , Jamie Shea , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia , Ionela Ciolan , Georg Riekeles , Andrea G. Rodríguez - 05/04/2022
Cybersecurity / COMMENTARY
Lessons from the Ukrainian cyber front
By Andrea G. Rodríguez - 28/03/2022


Contributions

Digital Agenda / INTERVIEW
Commission announces six sites for European quantum computers
Andrea G. Rodríguez was interviewed by EURACTIV on the European Commission's selection of six sites to host the first European quantum computers.

Interview with EURACTIV
04 October 2022 - ,
EURACTIV
DIGITAL EU / CONTRIBUTION
How does war in Ukraine impact the EU’s digital sovereignty?
Andrea G. Rodríguez wrote a contribution on how the war in Ukraine impacts the EU's digital sovereignty. The blog was published in Directions - an independent platform for exchanging and discussing ideas on Europe’s place in the digital world.

Read the full blog here.

How does war in Ukraine impact the EU’s digital sovereignty?
08 September 2022 - ,
Directions (Cyber Digital Europe)
Cybersecurity / PANEL DISCUSSION
Ciberseguridad, la experta alerta: ‘Con la carrera cuántica la información ya está comprometida’”
Andrea G. Rodríguez was interviewed by MagasIN (El Español) about her participation in a panel discussion organised by the European Leadership Academy on the importance of cybersecurity in today's geopolitical landscape. 

Read the full article here.

22 August 2022 - ,
MagasIN (El Español)



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