Sidore Lecture: Michael Klare
Title: War at Warp Speed: Emerging Technologies, Great-Power Tensions, and the Risks of Nuclear Escalation The emergence of new technologies – A.I., cyber, robotics, and so on – will dramatically alter the future conduct of warfare, speeding up the pace of combat and increasing the risks of rapid escalation from minor incident to full-blown combat. At the same time, growing tensions between China, Russia, and the United States are increasing the potential for crises and conflicts to erupt. This talk will examine both the risks of escalation and what can be done to reduce the potential for World War III. Bio: Michael Klare is the Professor of Peace & World Security Studies Emeritus at Hampshire College and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 2018, he was the Five College Professor of Peace & World Security Studies, a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Klare is the author or editor of 15 books, including, most recently, The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources (Metropolitan Books, 2012) and All Hell Breaking Loose: Climate Change, Global Chaos, and American National Security (Metropolitan Books, 2019). He has also contributed to numerous journals, including Foreign Affairs, The Nation, Newsweek, Scientific American, and Technology Review.
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