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The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological (CB-DCST) Tools and Techniques
February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) will host a webinar on The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological (CB-DCST) Tools and Techniques on 15 February 2024.
Given the current global shift toward symmetrical warfare, major powers and nonstate proxies are developing radical leveling and emerging technology for use as “deterrence leveraging” in nonkinetic and kinetic engagements.
Although regnant treaties and conventions are postured to govern chemical and biological weapons, novel advances in genetics, synthetic biology, and neuroscience can enable side-stepping such international regulatory constraints when coupled with big data and cyberscientific tools and methods. These advances can also afford rapid scientific and technological progress in ways that pose a clear and present threat to global biosecurity and defense.
In this webinar, Dr. James Giordano will present an overview of current and emerging developments in CB-DCST; describe trajectories for their deterrent applications in nonkinetic and/or kinetic engagements; address ethico-legal issues relevant to their research, use, and governance; and propose a paradigm for realistic approach to informing surveillance, forecasting, and regulatory control.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER : Dr. James Giordano, Ph.D., MPhil
Dr. James Giordano is Pellegrino Center professor of neurology and biochemistry, chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program, and codirector of the Project on Brain Science and Global Health Law and Policy at Georgetown University Medical Center. He serves as senior bioethicist of the Defense Medical Ethics Center, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; Stockdale distinguished fellow of science, technology, and ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy; and non-resident senior fellow of the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Please visit HDIAC’s The Clear and Present Threat of Chem-Bio and Data and Cyberscientific and Technological (CB-DCST) Tools and Techniques on 15 February 2024.