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The Use and Abuse of Drones: A Debate

06/07/2017 - 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

US Drone

Although the U.S. has been the world's pre-eminent user of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, our technological advantage is eroding as drone technology spreads across the world, with some 80 countries now building active drone programs. This new arms race in drones is sure to have important strategic consequences both in surveillance as well as war and raises important questions about the use of drones by the U.S. and others. Our guests will debate U.S. reliance on drones, the ethics of targeted killings, and the future roles of autonomous systems.

 

Michael BoyleMichael Boyle is an Associate Professor of Political Science at La Salle University in Philadelphia and a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His most recent book is Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2014). 

 

horowitzmMichael Horowitz Horowitz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and the associate director of Penn’s Perry World House, and 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.

Noonan_MichaelOur moderator, Michael Noonan is the Director of Research, and is the Director of the Program on National Security, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His current research focuses on civil-military relations, indirect approaches and strategy (particularly as they relate to political and irregular warfare), the roles and missions of the U.S. military, and transnational foreign fighters.

 


 

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Free for Members of FPRI at the $100 level and members of NLM.

$10 for Non-Members

Dinner immediately following exclusively for Bronze Partners of FPRI and above. 

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For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.

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Venue

National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, US, 19106