Jérôme Duberry


Research Associate
Spoken languages
French, English, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Social media platforms
  • Blockchain
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Environmental Governance
  • SDGs
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe


Jérôme Duberry is a research associate at the Albert Hirschman Center on Democracy. His doctoral work was on the use of digital technologies by conservation actors. As part of his research, he examined how digital technologies contributed to the participation of state and non-state actors in a global multi-stakeholder process. He demonstrated that, under specific conditions, digital technologies could contribute to increasing non-state actors' participation and consensus-building. Before becoming a full-time researcher and lecturer, Jérôme developed and executed digital communication strategies for the MarCom department of public and private organizations.

His current research activities focus on digital technologies in two main areas: conservation and democracy. First, he explores how digital technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) are used by non-state actors to advance conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Second, he examines how AI could contribute or threaten citizen participation and collective decision-making processes in liberal democracies.

At the Graduate Institute, Jérôme teaches the course entitled "Cybersecurity and Virtual Insecurity." Jérôme is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Dusan Sidjanski Competence Centre in European Studies, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva.



  • Duberry, J. (2019). Global Environmental Governance in the Information Age: Civil Society Organizations and Digital Media. Routledge.
  • Duberry, J. (2018). L’environnement et la mobilisation citoyenne par Internet. In: Ayrault J.M., Sidjanski D., Saint Ouen F, L'avenir de l'Union européenne. Défis et initiatives, Publication CCDSEE, 113-123.
  • Duberry, J. (2016). Environmental Governance in the Internet Age-The Impact of New Information and Communication Technologies. Environmental Policy and Law, 46(3/4).