This multidisciplinary course focuses on the role of technology and innovation in the development and conduct of military conflict. Starting with a historical narrative, the course aims to highlight how and in which role technology and innovation have influenced military conflict. This section aims to highlight how military conflict, throughout the ages, has changed in its military, political and economic dimensions and the societal consequences of these. Subsequently, the course moves to the 21st century and analyses new technologies, such as drones, cyber systems, and other on-or-over-the-horizon technologies, such as AI, big data, and deep learning. Here it seeks to assess how these technologies will impact the current notion of military conflict. Finally, the course seeks to engage in theoretical discussion on the political, legal, ethical, and moral considerations of conflict in the past, present, and future.

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Spring 23


Social Studies


Tobias Burgers


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