The world is changing fast. Climate change does not relent and environmental issues are pressing. Major conventional and destructive war that some had thought to be of the past are again shaping the world. New technologies emerge. Notably, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Information Science are creating a completely new ecosystem. Therefore, the global political and international order is in an accelerating phase of transition. As a result, these evolutions redesign security, from traditional security to cybersecurity, from national to international security. Thus, uncertainty abounds. Changes impact private and public actors, from states and governments to business, NGOs, IGOs and the general public.
We provide foresight and insight into what is happening, what is likely to happen and how it affects us all.
The future of AI and the fight against criminality – Research Pole of the Gendarmerie Nationale
Quantum Computing, Geopolitical Stakes and Impacts – International Conference on Quantum Computing
Unsustainability, planetary boundaries and geopolitical stakes – (video available on Alterre website) – Alterre Day by Alterre Bourgogne Franche-Comté
We frequently address high-level executive briefings, large conferences, international summits and scientific conferences.
We tailor our interventions according to your needs and time requirements from five minutes to one hour keynote speeches. We can intervene in different formats from keynote speeches to classical panels through TV-like discussions and debates.
Dr Helene Lavoix
Founder and President
She provides cutting-edge insights on global political and international risk and insecurity, focusing on impacts for state, financial and corporate clients. Helene addresses all issues related to national and international security, conventional and unconventional. For example, in 2022, she researched and wrote an in-depth report on Ukraine for the UN OCHA. Lately, she looks more in depth into how human beings, actors and polities will increasingly have to face and live in extreme environments, including the overstepping of planetary boundaries and technological changes such as the new AI and Quantum world. She also focuses more traditionally on wars, on the rise of China and changes in the international system, including in terms of paradigm. She worked on the COVID-19 pandemic as a major threat.
She also addresses methodologies and tools for external risk analysis or strategic foresight and early warning systems. Helene has been a leading expert on international relations for more than two decades in the private sector, as an international consultant, and in academia. Link to full bio, publications and speaking engagements.
Dr Jean-Michel Valantin
He is specialised in strategic studies and defense sociology, and more particularly in environmental geostrategy. Jean-Michel is a best-selling author of books focusing on climate change and security. He provides in-depth and practical insights on all matters related to the environment and strategy, from biodiversity to extreme weather events through ocean change. Link to full bio, publications and speaking engagements.