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Laura Bruun


Laura Bruun

Laura Bruun

Laura Bruun is a Researcher in the SIPRI Governance of Artificial Intelligence Programme. Her focus is on how emerging military technologies, notably autonomous weapon systems (AWS) and military Artificial Intelligence (AI), affect compliance with—and interpretation of—international humanitarian law (IHL). 

Laura has a background in Middle Eastern Studies (University of Copenhagen) and International Security and Law (University of Southern Denmark).

Before joining SIPRI, Laura worked at Airwars in London, where she monitored and assessed civilian casualty reports from US and Russian airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Laura has previously lived in both Egypt and Jordan, working with human rights issues in the MENA-region.

Subject expertise

International Humanitarian Law, autonomous weapon systems, military AI, remote warfare, gender and disarmament, and international security

Regional expertise


Danish, English, Arabic

BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Copenhagen; MA International Security and Law, University of Southern Denmark

External publications