Isabelle Balot has worked for most Departments and Agencies of the United Nations. Both at Headquarters and in the field, she has held posts in the sectors of Public Information, Humanitarian Affairs, Peacekeeping, Development, Political Affairs, and Public Health. She namely served in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as in the UN Mission in the Sudan when the Darfur conflict erupted and soon worsened. In July 2008, she received from the Secretary-General a citation (UN21 Award) attesting to her exceptional contribution to the work of the Organization.
She later worked as a Senior External Relations Officer for the World Health Organization at the European Union, where she promoted Global Health policy coherence with the EU and other partners.
At present, as a European Commission Ethics Expert in Research & Innovation, she continues to closely collaborate with EU partners. Also, as an International Relations Professor, she teaches Global Affairs at Universities in the U.S., Japan, France, and Belgium.
She further works as a Senior Expert in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence for the European A.I. Alliance of Z-Inspection® Initiative.
In addition, Isabelle is the author of a poetry collection entitled “Opales” (Caractères, Paris, 1998). Her “Poems of War and Peace” appeared in the review “La Règle du Jeu” of French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and in 2 CDs featuring jazz pianist Charles Loos. Her lyrical poetry has been largely inspired by her Missions for the UN in Africa.
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