29
February 2024
Past Event
Emerging Technologies and National Security | Political Studies Policy Certificate Program

Program Schedule

  • Thursday, February 29: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Technologies and National Security | Political Studies Policy Certificate Program

Past Event
Hudson Institute
February 29, 2024
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29
February 2024
Past Event

Program Schedule

  • Thursday, February 29: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Speakers:
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Charles T. Rubin

Professor

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Joshua Meservey

Senior Fellow

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Rachel Mackey

Research Fellow and Assistant Director, Hudson Institute Political Studies

Emerging technologies promise solutions to approaching crises from energy shortfalls to climate change. Artificial intelligence and transhumanist technologies make similar promises to alter human life and identity for the better. Yet this technology has also made it easy for states to place their populations under surveillance, collect behavioral data, and practice predictive policing. The conflicts in Ukraine and Israel have demonstrated how technology has made information, disinformation, and public relations vital aspects of war. Technological advancement complicates American security and empowers our enemies, but also offers ways to engage in warfare without risking American lives. 

How can Americans understand the effect of technological advancement on human life—and on policymaking at home and abroad? This workshop will consider these topics and how technology will shape the future.

Preview of Seminars

  • Is there a Human Future?
  • Emerging Technology and Modern Warfare
  • Digital Authoritarianism

Program Overview

The Hudson Institute Political Studies Policy Certificate Program gathers talented early career professionals for advanced study of American foreign and domestic policy and national security, led by policy experts and experienced government officials.

Successful policy solutions combine strategic vision with nuanced understanding of complex problems. To this end, each of Hudson’s policy workshops covers a distinct region or topic ranging from military strategy and technology to energy security and criminal justice reform. Through rigorous engagement with the theory and practice of strategic policy planning, the program instills certificate candidates with practical knowledge of today’s most critical policy areas. The program is fully funded and takes place Friday to Sunday of select weeks at Hudson Institute in Washington, DC.

Please note that there is a separate application and admissions process for each workshop.

Seminar Modules

Through a series of intensive, expert-led seminar modules, participants learn the intellectual tradition, historical background, and political terrain of the policy area. By participating in policy analysis and critical discussion, candidates will gain new access to the topic at hand.

Simulation

During interactive simulations, participants test their skills of negotiation, strategic planning, and crisis management under expert guidance.

Keynote Dinner

At the Keynote Dinner, a distinguished speaker gives an off-the-record talk illustrating his or her approach to effective policy planning.

Capstone Project

Candidates will showcase their newly gained policy insight by completing their choice of an op-ed or policy memo. Projects are due two weeks after the end of the program and will be assessed by a committee upon the basis of their strategic soundness, original analysis, and grasp of the policy area. The quality of this project will determine if candidates are awarded the certification.

Eligibility and Applying

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree holder
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more relevant areas 
  • Highly competent writer and researcher

Applications require a personal statement, writing sample, and resume.

Candidates participate free of charge. You can find further information and apply here.

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