Barbara Rosen Jacobson


Data-driven discussions at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

31 July 2018

‘If we are not counted, we do not count, and we remain invisible’ - Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities   Data plays an increasingly central role in discussions aroun...

Digital technology for the sustainable development goals

31 July 2018

Technology has great potential to help deliver the SDGs, but it can also be at the root of exclusion and inequality. We need to harness the benefits of advanced technologies for all. - UN Secretary-General, An...

To connect and disconnect: Unraveling the social fabric of the Internet

14 July 2017

Social life is a complex phenomenon, whether we are looking at offline or online interactions. We identify. We form groups. We sense belonging. We dislike. We exclude. Without evident reasons, we feel connected to som...

Big data: The next accelerator for diplomacy?

16 May 2017

Digital devices play an increasingly central role in many people\'s lives and analogue tools are becoming quickly outdated. Phone books, travel agencies, and taxi companies are becoming obsolete with the advent of mob...



The MIKTA Way Forward (Briefing Paper #2)

Ms Rosen Jacobson assesses the potential, risk, and future of MIKTA, a cooperation scheme comprising Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Australia, which was officially launched in September 2013.... Read more...


Searching for Meaningful Human Control. The April 2018 Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (Briefing Paper #10)

In this briefing paper, Ms Barbara Rosen Jacobson analyses the debate of the April 2018 meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The group was established to discuss emerging technologies in the area of... Read more...