Marina Favaro is a nonresident fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She also serves as a research fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, where her research focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on arms control.


From 2020 to 2021, Favaro managed the Emerging Technologies research program at the British American Security Information Council and worked as a consultant at the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London. Before that, Favaro worked as an analyst at RAND Europe, where her research focused on space security, cybersecurity, defense innovation, and the impact of emerging technologies on society.


Favaro conducts quantitative and qualitative research through a variety of methods, including futures and foresight methods (e.g., horizon scanning; Systematic Technology Reconnaissance, Evaluation, and Adoption Methodology (STREAM); Delphi; and scenario development). To this end, Favaro regularly uses qualitative and quantitative data analysis tools such as NVivo, Python, and ScMI.


Favaro holds a first-class master’s degree in international relations and politics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in international relations from the University of British Columbia.