WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, today announced a field hearing to be held in Dallas, TX to examine the nature and impact of accelerating technological change on transatlantic security, as well as the potential for international engagement to manage the instability these changes may generate.
AI, UAVS, HYPERSONICS, AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS
Emerging Technologies and Euro-Atlantic Security
A Field Hearing of the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
University of Texas at Arlington
416 Yates Street
The rapid development of new technologies with defense applications will have far-reaching impact on U.S. security and that of its Allies and partners in the years to come. Ranging from lethal autonomous weapons and hypersonic weapons to artificial intelligence, these technologies, among others, present both opportunities and potential threats as they shape the future of warfare.
Convened by Helsinki Commissioner Rep. Marc Veasey (TX-33), the hearing will take advantage of the strong defense industrial base in the Dallas / Fort Worth region, and the area’s unique confluence of policy and academic subject matter expertise.
Expert witnesses will discuss issues including the impact of emerging technologies on transatlantic security; technological advances by the United States’ strategic competitors and to what extent U.S. policy and technological development is keeping pace; legal and ethical considerations inherent in defense technological development; and the role of existing arms control and confidence building measures in an era of rapidly evolving defense technology.
Witnesses scheduled to participate include:
- William Inboden, Executive Director at the Clements Center for National Security and Associate Professor at the LBJ School, University of Texas-Austin
- Kelley M. Sayler, Analyst in Advanced Technology and Global Security, U.S. Congressional Research Service
- Chris Jenks, Director of the Criminal Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University
Witnesses may be added.
Members of the media must register in advance to attend this hearing by e-mailing Emily.Druckman@mail.house.gov.