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Transformative Technologies and Security

Changing Our World – For Good or Ill?

In the last few years, the field of transformative technologies has expanded at a dizzying rate. While scientific advances can offer untold benefits to humanity, they also pose a myriad of thorny questions about equality, ethics, security – and our very existence. 

This course examines the latest developments in transformative technologies, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomous weapons, Big Data, and virtual reality. It examines the short- and long-term ramifications of these technologies in today’s interconnected world.


This course is part of the three-day Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium which will take place on 20 - 22 June 2018. The Symposium will examine the multiple dimensions of global security, identifying and analysing transformative technologies, and using insights from neuroscience to further our understanding of international affairs.


This course is designed for officials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and non-governmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.


  • Dr Quentin Ladetto,  Research Director, Federal Department of Defence, Armasuisse, Thun, Switzerland
  • Mr Bill Holford, Director, Central Government, Defence & Police, BT Major & Public Sector, UK
  • Captain James E. Fanell, GCSP Government Fellow, GCSP


Geneva, Switzerland


CHF 500. Apply by 19 May to qualify for a 15% discount. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount.

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Transformative Technologies and Security

Date 21 Jun 2018

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