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Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology

Addressing the impact of new technologies and non-traditional threats.

Shaping the future of technology

The Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology (CSINT) is dedicated to critical engagement with the most consequential impacts of emerging technologies across a wide range of research areas. Situated in a hub of global leadership and policymaking, we are a diverse group of individuals striving to produce actionable results from our research. The center is a forward-thinking collective that leverages research, engagement, and a community of scholars to find optimal, humane solutions.  

21st Century Security Threats Challenges and Solutions event Dec 15 at SIS
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Government & Politics ·

U.S. Practices for Technology-Sharing and Security Assistance

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Government & Politics ·

Regulating Synthetic Biology Practices

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How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women's March Out of Lock Step

By Ellen Barry; Samantha Bradshaw cited

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Principals with Agency: Assessing Civilian Deference to the Military

By Alice Hunt Friend, Sharon K. Weiner

 

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The Causes and Consequences of War:

A Conversation with Professor Hew Strachan; Recorded Event 

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Call the Maritime Cavalry:

Marine Corps Modernization and the Stand-in Force 

By Adam Yang

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Spies as Agents of Peace

By Joshua Rovner

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Technology ·

Emerging Scholars on Emerging Technologies: A Research and Teaching Workshop

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Trends in Global Terrorism and the Return of State Sponsorship

Strategic comments by Audrey Kurth Cronin

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What we do

Research

Our research spans a wide range of fields with new technology at the crux. We examine issues from cyber repression and data privacy to geoengineering, global health security, and weaponized 3D printing. Our members are committed, optimistic, and innovative researchers who aim to produce quality work that will have a profound influence on policy now and in the future.

Engagement

Located in Washington, DC, we have a unique opportunity to interact with leading policy makers on these important research topics. Our events, publications, and workshops are open to a broad community of professionals so that we ensure the best possible collaboration of ideas and produce the most informative results.

Community

Our community is comprised of a diverse group of individuals sharing one goal: to produce forward-thinking research on the future relationship between humans and technology. We welcome participation from corporations, government and nongovernment organizations, think tanks, and other academic institutions in order to create the most comprehensive body of work.

Message from the Founder

New technologies are creating winners and losers.

As these new technologies emerge, we are confronted with important ethical, political, and societal dilemmas that require thoughtful and forward-looking answers. This center is a nexus of innovative research where scholars from a variety of fields think critically about how the future of technology will impact human development and security in a myriad of ways. This is why I founded the center. Please join us.