Deborah Housen-Couriel

Deborah Housen-Couriel

Advisory Board

Deborah teaches international and Israeli cyber law at the HUJI Law Faculty and the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, as well as at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Exec Ed Program on Cybersecurity. She was a member of the group of experts that drafted the Tallinn 2.0 Manual on state activity in cyberspace and of the ILA’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. Her current work at the global level includes membership in the Advisory Board for the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and participation as a core expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project. In 2010-2011 she co-chaired the National Cyber Initiative’s Policy and Regulation Committee, under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office; while in 2013-2014 she served as a member of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions. Deborah’s Tel Aviv-based law practice focuses on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation.

Deborah received her B.A. in History and Anthropology summa cum laude from Wellesley College and the École de Sciences Politiques in Paris; her LL.B. and LL.M (cum laude) from HUJI; and an MC-MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Foundation Fellow. 

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