Seminars & Events
Check back soon for our Fall 2023 event listing.
Past Event Spotlights
National Cybersecurity Strategy: Artificial Intelligence and Us
Len Kennedy, in a conversation moderated by Sarah Kreps
Len Kennedy ’74, JD ’77, a nationally recognized award-winning attorney, has held senior corporate, government and public interest leadership roles. His career has focused on communications and consumer financial services. He has vast experience with policymakers in communications and firms undergoing rapid growth, technological and regulatory change. In government, business and leadership positions, he has contributed to and advanced technological developments and implementation of policies for a set of vital industries, including newspaper, telephone, cellular, cable, Internet and broadcast, that touch most US consumers of all ages and backgrounds.
The Implications of Emerging Technologies on War
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the emergence of cyber, drones, and other remote-capabilities have afforded militaries greater standoff on the battlefield. Some experts characterize this development as a “Revolution in Military Affairs” that changes not just the character of war, or how it is fought, but the nature of war, or why it is fought. Other experts are doubtful, suggesting war has always been, and always will be, a clash of wills between adversaries pursuing political objectives. In this presentation, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Scott D. Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., will navigate this debate by addressing the implications of emerging technologies on the balance of power between countries during war. Drawing on nearly forty-years of military service, LTG Berrier will also relate technological developments for war to emerging trends in global politics. Following a brief introduction by U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Paul Lushenko, a General Andrew Jackson Goodpaster Scholar at Cornell University and Deputy Director of the Tech Policy Institute at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, LTG Berrier will deliver his formal remarks. Professor Sarah Kreps, Director of the Tech Policy Institute, will then moderate a discussion with LTG Berrier, posing questions from faculty, staff, and students at Cornell University’s central campus as well as its satellite and virtual campuses.
The Transnational Threat of Terrorist Drones
Watch the video of Dr. Rogers’ presentation.
Join Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Dr. James Rogers, as he discusses the security implications of proliferating drones among non-state actors, particularly transnational terrorists. Drones, once deemed to be a panacea for the protection of countries, are now among the greatest threats to state security. Since the turn of the year (2022), the deployment of weaponized drone technologies by terrorist groups has increased, with attacks taking place on an almost weekly basis against state military assets, diplomatic sites, international trade, and civilian infrastructure. On the heels of James’ recent briefing to the United Nations (UN) Security Council, this roundtable will canvass some of the most concerning trends in terrorists’ deployment of new drone technologies and consider the best ways the UN can help manage the growing drone threat.