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Panel Discussion on Strategic Competition, 5G, and the Geopolitics of A.I.

May 24th 2019 - 17:00

On May 23rd, the U.S. Mission to the Netherlands, in cooperation with The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, organized a panel discussion on Strategic Competition, 5G, and the Geopolitics of A.I.

Distinguished speakers included Ms. Hester Somsen (Director for Security Policy, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Dr. Michael J. Mazarr (Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation), and Dr. Tim Sweijs (Director of Research, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies).

Mike Mazarr framed the issue in the context of current international competition, Tim Sweijs discussed in detail Artificial Intelligence and 5G, and Hester Somsen provided the Dutch government’s perspective on these issues. About 70 policymakers, academics, USG exchange alumni, parliamentarians, students, and other influentials then engaged in a lively Q&A session with the speakers.

Source: US Embassy website


Dr. Tim Sweijs is the Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for horizon scanning, early warning, conflict analysis, national security risk assessment, and strategy and capability development. Tim has lectured at universities and military academies around the world. His main research interest concerns the changing character of contemporary conflict. Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy and an Affiliate at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.