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Dr. François Delerue is a Senior Researcher in Cybersecurity Governance at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University and Project Expert on International Law for the European European Cyber Diplomacy Initiative (EU Cyber Direct). He is also an Associate Fellow of GEODE (Paris 8 University) and The Hague Program for Cyber Norms. 

His book titled ‘Cyber Operations and International Law ‘ was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020 and was awarded the 2021 Book Prize of the European Society of International Law (ESIL). 

François regularly lectures at Sciences Po, the International Institute for Humanitarian Law at Sanremo (Italy) and in the Master in Cybersecurity of the Military Academy of Saint-Cyr (France). He has taught at the European University Institute (EUI) and the University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze). He is frequently invited to present at conferences and give guest lectures domestically and internationally.

He graduated with a Masters in international law and international organizations from the Sorbonne Law School (Paris 1 University). He holds an LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws from the EUI. He attended the 62nd youth seminar of the IHEDN (2009) and the international law and cyber operations seminar of the NATO School in Oberammergau (2013).