Agnes Venema

Marie Curie Researcher

University of Malta & "Mihai Viteazul" National Intelligence Academy

Agnes E. Venema is a Marie Curie Researcher on the European Joint Doctorate grant “Evolving Security SciencE through Networked Technologies, Information policy And Law” (ESSENTIAL), pursuing a dual doctorate at the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy in Bucharest, Romania and the University of Malta. Her research area is Intelligence and National Security, specializing in Image Intelligence.


Agnes has published on deepfakes in the American Bar Association’s SciTech Lawyer and has provided expert commentary for the media, including for Business Insider, The Times and Politico Europe. She has also used her expertise on deepfakes to inform legal consultations of the New Zealand Parliament Justice Committee, the Law Commission of England and Wales, and the European Parliament.


Prior to starting her doctorate, Agnes worked on various issues related to international security and law, including at the University of Essex and for various NGOs. She also worked for on Security Sector Reform at the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) and was part of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) election monitoring mission.


Agnes also holds an LL.M. degree in Human Rights and Criminal Justice from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway and a Bachelor degree from University College Utrecht.

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