School of Politics and International Relations

Nuclear Wargames: Ethics and the Quest to Quantify Conflict

24 October 2019

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Speaker: Dr John R. Emery (University of California, Irvine)
Venue: ArtsOne Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

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Dr John R. Emery is Tobis Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality at the University of California, Irvine and specialises in technologies of war and their impact on ethical theorising. His current research examines contemporary dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence and human/machine integration by drawing historical parallels to the advent of the computer and the evolution of nuclear wargaming through archival work at RAND. His previous work on drone warfare, counter-terrorism and the ethics of force short of war has been published in Ethics & International Affairs, as well as with Georgetown University Press and New York University Press.