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The Future of Conflict in the Age of Rapid Technological Change (Invite only)

Friday, December 8, 2023
The Future of Conflict in the Age of Rapid Technological Change (Invite only)
2023 MEA Summit
2023 MEA Summit

The Future of Conflict in the Age of Rapid Technological Change (Invite only)

Friday, December 8, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Abu Dhabi Rosewood - Lailaq

Whether it’s Russia’s war on Ukraine, the proliferation of space satellites by private actors, the war in the Middle East, or the geopolitical risks of AI-assisted warfare, the issue of defense preparedness has become a prominent concern for political leaders, military analysts, and investors in recent years. The global race for technological supremacy, allied with the traditional imperative of mobilizing troops and materiel, has made armed conflict less predictable and potentially more devastating. This panel will explore how new weaponry, the revolution in automation and AI technology, and the shifts in political debates, and public opinion will shape our preparedness for global conflict. 

Moderator
Mohamad Ali Harisi
Foreign Editor, The National
Speakers
Matt Brady
Guest Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
Kirsten Fontenrose
President, Red Six Solutions
Karim Haggag
Professor of Practice, American University in Cairo; Fellow, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Taimur Khan
Head of Regional Operations - Gulf, Conflict Armament Research