IOG's Policy Crunch : Disruption and Convergence in Public Policy and Governance event series:

National Security and Exponential Technologies: Preparing for Disruption

Half day eventIn 60 George St, Ottawa
  • October 10, 20185:30pm - 7:30pm
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With a new universe of technological capacities is coming the potential for new security and defence applications. This includes the potential not just for enhanced defence and security, but also for a new threat environment. While cycles of technological development have sometimes on-balance favoured the ability of the state to provide security, on other occasions it has weakened state power and its ability to address the threat environment. Combined with tumultuous global geopolitics, government’s ability to understand the impact of technological development on security is more important than ever. This includes questions about the nature of 21st century threats, the prospective combat role of artificial intelligence systems, and shifting norms about the laws of war.

The event will take place at the Institute on Governance's ASPIRE Lab at 60 George Street in the Byward Market. The reception will begin at 5:30. The panel begins at 6:00 and will end promptly at 7:00. A networking event among attendees and speakers will follow. This event is proudly brought to you by the team behind the IOG's research and advisory services related to innovation policy and the governance of digital technologies.


Branka Marijan, Project Ploughshares

Dr. Chris Madsen, Canadian Forces College

Jacques Flipot, Cloudmask

Kate Kaminska, National Defence - IDEaS Program

This event is free, but space is limited. Register early to ensure a reserved seat!

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