09.11.2021 - 18:00

Economics and Technology: Emerging New Threats

When: Tuesday, November 9, 6 pm
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1
Entry fee: Free

The Prague Security Studies Institute and American Center would like to cordially invite you to a lecture delivered by Edward Hunter Christie, a researcher, independent consultant, and former Defense and Innovation Policy Official at NATO. Whose recent work and scholarship have focused on defense and security economics, artificial intelligence, and emerging technological threats.

Edward Christie will give an informative lecture about the global battle taking place through the economic and technological realms. The lecture will focus on how disruptive technology like AI is poised to change global power dynamics, and what democratic states can do to counter these threats.

There is an increased awareness about the risks of economic interdependence with authoritarian countries like China, but currently little consensus on what the appropriate response could be. Mr. Christie will provide a concrete discussion of how the economic and financial sphere can be used as a target for influence, technology transfer, espionage, and sabotage. As well as how economic measures may be used defensively, to protect key national interests and technological sectors.

After the lecture, there will be an opportunity to network with other participants, including the lecturer. Refreshments will be provided.

In English. Please, RSVP at www.pssi.cz.