Research Advisory Group

The Research Advisory Group (RAG) fulfills a critical research and execution element of the Commission. It functions as the Commission’s academic backbone and links the latter to the wider research community. The RAG engages in scientific research to support the deliberations and publications of the Commissioners and, through its outreach and community engagement, also fulfills a crucial advocacy mission of the Commission. Members are able to respond to requests for proposals commissioned by the GCSC, as well as generate their own ideas for further enquiry. Select members will also be invited to provide testimony to the Commission at the Full Commission Meetings (twice per year).

The core interaction of the Research Advisory Group is founded on four email lists that correlate to the key subject areas that the Commission focusses its work on. Each list is moderated by a RAG Deputy Chair.

  1. International Peace and Security of Cyberspace (RAG-P), moderated by Deputy Chair Mr. Hugo Zylberberg.
    Mail: [email protected]/
  2. Internet Governance (RAG-I), moderated by Deputy Chair Ms. Marilia Maciel.
    Mail: [email protected]/
  3. Law (RAG-L), moderated by Deputy Chair Ms. Liis Vihul.
    Mail: [email protected]/
  4. Technical and Information Security (RAG-T), moderated by Deputy Chair Mr. Koichiro Komiyama.
    Mail: [email protected]/

The Research Advisory Group is chaired by Mr. Sean Kanuck, who reports to the Commission and the Secretariat, and participates in all Commission meetings.


Interested in joining the Research Advisory Group? 

The Commission is currently looking to recruit researchers and experts to join the Research Advisory Group. Find out how to join here.