About Alicia Wanless

La Generalista is the online pen name for Alicia Wanless.

Alicia Wanless

Alicia researches how we shape — and are shaped — by a changing information space. Alicia is the Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which aims to foster evidence-based policymaking for the governance of the information environment. Alicia has also created a multi-stakeholder network in partnership with the G7 Rapid Response Network to support information integrity efforts in Ukraine. Alicia was a technical advisor to Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder and is a founding member of its Global Cybersecurity Group. She is also an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety. At King’s College London in War Studies, she completed her PhD, combining strategic theory and ecology in a new approach to understanding conflict within the information environment.

She has shared her work and insights with senior government, military, industry leaders and academic experts at the OECD, NATO, Wilton Park, the Munich Security Conference, Oxford University, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, the Hedayah Centre, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, among others.

Alicia’s work has been featured in the Foreign Policy, National Interest, Le Soir, VICE, CBC, Forbes, and The Strategy Bridge, and she has co-authored numerous academic papers and chapters related to propaganda.

Some of Alicia’s Work