Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Emerging Technology and National Security Series, Session 1
Emerging Technology and National Security Series, Session 1

Emerging Technology and National Security Series, Session 1

  • November 02, 2020
  • Date / Time:
  • November 02, 2020
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This event is the first in a series to introduce the timely new special issue of Orbis on “Emerging Technology and National Security”

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, such as 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.

As a first event in a series to introduce this timely Orbis special issue, “Emerging Technology and National Security”, FPRI invites you to attend a panel on technology, innovation, and national security.

The session will provide an overview of the special issue and feature insights from two contributors to the volume, Dr. Mike Horowitz, and Dr. Margaret Kosal.  

In addition to reflecting on their contributions to the volume on bioengineering and AI, respectively, the panelists will address the following questions:

  • What is an emerging or disruptive technology and why is it relevant for national security?
  • How should we think about the intersection between emerging technology and national security?

Moderator:
Lawrence Rubin is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology and an Associate Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Panelists:
Michael C. Horowitz is Director of Perry World House and Richard Perry Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Margaret Kosal is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and an affiliate of Faculty, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Registration

Zoom instructions will be provided upon registration. 

Registration required. 

If you have any questions, please contact Eli Gilman at egilman@fpri.org.