Artificial intelligence
and global governance

The AI and Global Governance programme is the newest addition to GGI’s existing suite of cutting-edge training and research programmes, that aims to address the critical challenges posed by emerging technologies – particularly artificial intelligence – and their impact on global governance. Our mission is to provide valuable insights and policy recommendations to navigate the complex landscape of AI in the context of international relations and global governance.

AIGG will centre its efforts on three key research priorities:

EU-based AI Regulatory and Ethical Frameworks, where we will explore the evolving AI regulatory and ethical frameworks within the European Union and examine the impact of these frameworks on AI development, deployment, and cross-border cooperation.

AI and International Security/International Law, where we will investigate the implications of AI on international security, including cyber threats and military applications, and examine the intersection of AI and international law, particularly in the context of autonomous systems.

AI and Digital Authoritarianism, where we will study the role of AI in society and the rise of the threat of digital authoritarianism, including surveillance technologies and information control, as well as analyse the impact of AI on human rights and democratic institutions in authoritarian regimes.We are committed to delivering high-quality research through analyses, regular commentaries, policy briefs, and annual reports, as well as to fostering meaningful dialogue through conferences and workshops.

The AI and Global Governance Programme’s flagship "IR in the Age of AI" podcast, an already established platform for discussions at the intersection of international relations and artificial intelligence, will continue to amplify the latest research findings by translating complex academic concepts into accessible content for policymakers, scholars, and the wider public.

Finally, with the launch of a new Summer School on AI and Global Governance, in collaboration with distinguished professionals, international scholars, and researchers from Europe, the United States, and Japan, AIGG will provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge, skills, and practical understanding necessary to address the intricate issues surrounding global governance and AI.

For more information, please contact:

Medlir Mema Ph.D
Head of Programme

S7E4: AI and Wargaming with Baptiste Alloui-Cros
Medlir is joined by Baptiste Alloui-Cros, founder of the Strand Simulations Group and a war game designer, to discuss how AI is likely to impact how we think, strategise, and prepare for war.
S7E3: The Birth of Digital Human Rights with Rebekah Dowd
This week Medlir and our guest Rebekah Dowd, an academic, scholar, and author of The Birth of Digital Human Rights: Digitized Data Governance as a Human Rights Issue in the EU, explore how and why the EU became a leader in the realm of digital human rights.
S7E2: AI, Digital Humanities and Virtual Memory Spaces
In this episode Chris talks to Arnaud Kurze of Montclair State University, currently a Digital Studies Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Arnaud has carried out groundbreaking research in digital humanities, memory studies, and transitional justice and offers his insights into AI and virtual memory spaces, accountability.
S7E1: Introducing AI Global Governance with Joachim Koops
Medlir and Chris speak with Dr. Joachim Koops of the Global Governance Institute and Leiden University to discuss the launch of the AI Global Governance program. They further discuss the challenges associated with the question of governance more broadly.