International Security Program Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Consulting
Di Cooke is an International Security Program Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and the Centre for the Governance of AI. Her research portfolio focuses on AI threats and governance within the defence and intelligence domains, the open-source intelligence landscape, as well as deception and counterdeception activities in the digital environment.
Di has worked on policy-relevant research and activities at the intersection of emerging technology and security across academia, government, and industry. Examples include developing policy guidance materials on AI operationalisation and ethical alignment for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support their AI implementation efforts after the UK AI Defence Strategy was released in 2022, coordinating track 1.5 dialogues on AI risks with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), and advising on OSINT capabilities and best practices in the private intelligence sector.
She is currently undertaking a PhD in War Studies at King’s College London (KCL) where she also holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security, along with MA (Hons) in International Relations and Psychology from the University of St Andrews.