Sam Nunn Security Fellows Program Book on Disruptive Technologies Published

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Margaret E. Kosal, an associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has a new book titled, "Disruptive and Game Changing Technologies in Modern Warfare: Development, Use, and Proliferation," published as part of Springer's 'Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Application' (ASTSA) book series.

The book is the result of work by the Sam Nunn Security Fellows Program (SNSP) and others. The authors from the Nunn School, include one Ph.D. student, two alumni, and a former military fellow. Rockie Rodriguez, a Nunn School Ph.D. student, wrote a chapter on "Game-Changing Military Technologies: Adoption and Governance" and master’s alumnus Wes Stayton co-authored with Margaret Kosal, "Metamaterials – Threat to the Global Status Quo?." Nunn School alumna Sara Schmitt wrote "Attempting to Predict the Proliferation of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems" and T. Chris Petty, a former Georgia Tech Army War College Senior Service Fellow, wrote a chapter on "Protecting Aviation and Enabling Military Dominance Through Disruptive Innovation.  

Reflecting on the cross-Institute nature of the SNSP, students authored chapters from the Ivan Allen College (International Affairs and Public Policy) and College of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering and Nuclear and Radiological Engineering).  

The SNSP fellowship is a year-long intensive and interdisciplinary program that prepares engineers, scientists, and other technically-educated individuals to develop and implement policy options to help solve problems of national and international importance. It seeks to advance the role of scientific and technical advice on issues of international security through education, research, outreach activities, and participation in the policy advisement process.


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