The Remote Revolution: Drones and Modern Statecraft
The SMU Tower Center would like to invite you to the National Security Lecture: The Remote Revolution: Drones and Modern Statecraft
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: HT Chamber, Ground Floor, Hughes-Trigg Student Center,
3140 Dyer St., Dallas, TX 75205
Parking: Binkley Garage, 3105 Binkley Ave. (between Airline Rd. & Dyer St.)
Lunch will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please click below for registration.
Featuring: Erik Lin-Greenberg, Leo Marx Career Development Assistant Professor in the History and Culture of Science and Technology in the Department of Political Science at MIT.
Erik Lin-Greenberg studies how remote warfighting technologies – like drones – shape crisis escalation and how technology and public opinion influence alliance politics and decisions on the use of force.
His research argues that drones are an increasingly common feature of the contemporary security environment. By reducing the human risk of military operations, drones are reshaping when and how states resort to military force in ways that change the character of interstate competition, bringing about a "remote revolution." Drones allow for more frequent, but less escalatory, uses of force, shifting when and how states engage militarily and diplomatically.
Moderator: Stefano Recchia, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security at SMU Tower Center
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- Thursday, September 28, 2023
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm