Experts displayed by Region: Western Europe

Sasha Havlicek

Co-Founder and CEO

Sasha Havlicek is Co-Founder and CEO of ISD, having spearheaded ISD’s pioneering research and data analysis, digital education, policy advisory, training, tech and communications programmes.

Moustafa Ayad

Executive Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA)

Moustafa Ayad is Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA).

Francesca Arcostanzo

CASM-ISD Senior Digital Research Methods Lead

Francesca Arcostanzo is the Senior Digital Method Research Lead in the ISD Digital Research Unit, focusing on methods, training and approaches for consistent digital analysis. She leads the ISD-CASM shared strategy for technological development.

Jakob Guhl

Research Manager

Jakob Guhl works within the Digital Research Unit and with ISD Germany. His research focuses on the far-right, Islamist extremism, hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy theories.

Sasha Moriniere

Analyst

ISD Analyst Sasha Moriniere focuses on our research relating to disinformation campaigns, particularly those aimed to influence and disrupt the 2022 elections in France.

Elise Thomas 

Analyst, OSINT

Elise Thomas is an OSINT Analyst at ISD, with a background in researching state-linked information operations, disinformation, conspiracy theories and the online dynamics of political movements.

Julia Ebner

Senior Research Fellow

Julia Ebner's research focuses on the far-right, online radicalisation, hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy myths. Based on undercover research within extremist movements, she published two bestselling books that have been translated into multiple languages.