On the 9th of September 2021, GLOBSEC in collaboration with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation organized an online discussion titled „Exiting Normal: Emerging Disruptive Technologies and their Impact on Military Operations and Equipment.“

We had the pleasure to witness an insightful expert discussion offering nuanced European and Japanese perspectives on the role of emerging technologies in military operations,  as well as defence and security strategies more generally. The speakers included:

  • Stella Adorf, NATO International Civilian, Head of Situational Awareness at the NATO Headquarters Situation Center
  • Anna Knack, Deputy Lead of the Technology, Disruption and Uncertainty research workstream, RAND Europe
  • Bonji Ohara, Senior Fellow, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • Colonel Masahiro Shizu, Chief Director, Innovation Driving Office for Emerging Technology, Japan Air Self Defense Force (Air Staff Office)

The discussion was moderated by Roger Hilton, Security & Defense Fellow at GLOBSEC Policy Institute.

More details about the outcomes of the discussion and their policy implications can be found in the policy brief below.