Nunn School Faculty Edit, Contribute to Latest Issue of "Orbis"

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The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs brought its expertise on the impact of emerging techonology on international security to the fall 2020 issue of Orbis, a journal dedicated to world affairs published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Faculty and students authored and/or contributed to three articles. 

Associate Professor Lawrence Rubin served as guest editor for the special volume. Articles were contributed by Associate Professor Mariel Borowitz, Associate Professor Margaret Kosal and Ph.D. student Maj. Brian Stewart. Distinguished Professors Adm. (Ret.) Sandy Winnefeld and Gen. (Ret.) Philip Breedlove were interviewed by Rubin for another feature in the issue.

"Examining the national security implications of emerging and disruptive technologies is extremely important and highly relevant today, a time when scientific and technological development outpaces policymaking," Rubin said. "As an international affairs school within one of the world's foremost technological universities, the Nunn School if well-positioned to contribute its expertise at the nexus of science, technology and international security policy."

Rubin also expressed thanks to the FPRI, Orbis, and Georgia Tech's Executive Vice President for Research office.

Borowitz, Rubin, and Stewart co-authored a piece on how emerging satellite technologies could affect national security considerations, particularly in the absence of formal guidelines for the technology's use. Kosal's piece explored implications of new genetic engineering technologies on diplomacy and international relations, and Winnefeld and Breedlove offered their thoughts in the article "Technology, Strategy, and the Future of Policy."

James Fairbanks, research engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and Erica Briscoe, former senior research scientist at the Institute for People and Technology (IPAT), also contributed the article "Artificial Scientific Intelligence and its Impact on National Security and Foreign Policy."

The articles from the issue are available at this link


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