Emerging Technology and National Security Series, Session I

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Sam Nunn School Associate Professors’ Margaret E. Kosal and Lawrence Rubin are participating in the launch of Orbis special issue on Emerging Technology and National Security. 

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The speed at which technology is advancing continues to transform our way of life in dramatic fashion. These emerging technologies have had similar impacts on national security as well. Rising regional powers and global powers like the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the United States are racing to develop capabilities that they hope will enhance and transform their warfighting capabilities.

FPRI will provide an overview of the special issue and feature insights from two of its contributors, Dr. Michael Horowitz and Dr. Margaret Kosal. In addition to discussing their articles on bioengineering and Artificial Intelligence, respectively, Horowitz and Kosal will examine the following questions central to the special issue:

  • What is an emerging technology and is it more relevant for national security today than in the past? 
  • How should we think about the intersection between emerging technology and national security?
  • What emerging technology should the national security community be paying more attention to?

About the Speakers:

Lawrence Rubin is guest editor of this special issue. He is an associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an associate fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. His research interests include Middle East politics and international security with a specific focus on intra-regional relations, religion and politics, and nuclear proliferation.

Michael Horowitz is Director of Perry World House and Richard Perry Professor at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His research focuses primarily on international conflict and military innovation by state and non-state actors.

Margaret E. Kosal is Associate Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. A former advisor for science and technology in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, is an expert on chemical, biological, and nuclear defense issues, military technology, and emerging technologies with security implications.


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