Hélène Lavoix


Dr Helene Lavoix holds a PhD in Political Science and a MSc in International Politics of Asia (distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, as well as a Master in Finance (Grande Ecole, France – valedictorian).

She is the founder of The Red (Team) Analysis Society and a political scientist (International Relations) specialised in Strategic Foresight and Warning (SF&W) for conventional and unconventional security issues.  She teaches Strategic Foresight and Warning, both in universities, at Master level (e.g. 2015 Sciences-Po-PSIA, 2010-2011 RSIS Singapore), in executive courses (e.g. 2015 Geneva Centre for Security Policy; 2013-2015 Vesalius College Brussels) and in taylor-made training designed specificaly for various organisations. Prior to that she worked as an independent researcher and consultant for various national and international actors and as analyst for the European Commission. Link to her full bio is given below.


She is the author, among other publications notably for the Red (Team) Analysis Society, of “Ensuring a Closer Fit: Insights on making foresight relevant to policymaking”, Development (2014) 56(4); “What makes foresight actionable: the cases of Singapore and Finland” (confidential commissioned report, US government, November 2010), “Enabling Security for the 21st Century: Intelligence & Strategic Foresight and Warning” RSIS Working Paper August 2010, “Constructing an Early Warning System,” in From Early Warning to Early Action, European Commission, ed. DG Relex, 2008, “Detailed chronology of mass violence – Cambodia (1945 – 1979),” Online Encyclopaedia of mass violence, 2008 and the editor of Strategic Foresight and Warning: Navigating the Unknown, ed. RSIS-CENS, February 2011. More also available on academia.edu.

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