2022 Politics of Emerging Technologies Mini-Conference (September 1, 2022)

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The 2022 Politics of Emerging Technologies Mini-Conference took place virtually on September 1, 2022.

Poster for the 2022 Mini-Conference

Mini-Conference schedule

Panel Time (Eastern) Presenter Title Discussant Chair
POLITICAL ECONOMY AND POLITICAL BEHAVIOR OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES 9am-10:10am Karen Nershi (Stanford University) How Strong Are Anti-Money Laundering Laws in Practice? Evidence from Cryptocurrency Transactions Katharin Tai Sarah Kreps (Cornell University)
Raymond Wang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Cheap Thrills: Audience Costs in the Age of Social Media
Baobao Zhang (Syracuse University) An Integrative Theory of Trust in AI Systems
Break 10:10-10:20am Break Break Break Break
GOVERNING ALGORITHMS 10:20am-11:30am Swati Srivastava (Purdue University) The Pragmatist Algorithm and the Challenge of Responsible AI Rachel Hulvey Jon Lindsay (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Robert Trager (University of California, Los Angeles) Better Together: Industrial Policy and a 3rd Party AI Safety Organization
Nicholas Emery (University of California, Los Angeles) Information Hazards in Races for Advanced Artificial Intelligence
Break 11:30am-12:30pm Break Break Break Break
MODELS OF CYBERSECURITY IN A CONTESTED WORLD 12:30pm-1:40pm Rachel Hulvey (University of Pennsylvania) Authoritarian World Orders: How China’s Persuasive Use of Ideology Shapes Order in Cyberspace Julie George Max Smeets (ETH Zurich)
Katharin Tai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) From Network Security to National Security: The Genesis of Chinese Cybersecurity
Reyhan Topal (State University of New York at Albany) Counterterrorism or Techno-Authoritarianism? Toward A Model of China’s Repression of Uyghurs
Break 1:40pm-1:50pm Break Break Break Break
ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION 1:50pm-3:20pm Chloe Ahn (University of Pennsylvania) Let Man Have Dominion: The Influence of Perceived Status Threat from Automation on Redistribution and Technology Attitudes Kaylyn Jackson Schiff (Yale University) Erica Owens (University of Pittsburg)
Diana Hicks (Georgia Institute of Technology) Preparing for the Arrival of Autonomous Vehicles
Nicole Wu (University of Toronto) The Politics of Automation and Special Interest Groups Baobao Zhang
Erik Gartzke (University of California, San Diego) Robots and Democracy: How Military Automation threatens the Liberal World
Break 3:20pm-3:50pm Break Break Break Break
TECHNOLOGY, UNCERTAINTY, AND CONTROVERSY 3:50pm-5:20pm Cleo O'Brien-Udry (Yale University) Winning the Future: International Competition and Public Support for Controversial Technology Jeff Ding (George Washington University) Daniel Schiff (Purdue University)
Julie George (Cornell University; Stanford University) Emerging Technologies: Implications and Prospects of their Proliferation
Justin Canfil (Harvard University) Red Lines in the Gray Zone: Technological Ambiguity and Foreign Policy Restraint
Stephen Herzog (ETH Zurich; Harvard University) Beyond the Dome: Cross-System Exposure and Public Perceptions of Missile Defense

Conference organizers:

  • Justin Canfil (Harvard University)
  • Jeff Ding (George Washington University)
  • Julie George (Cornell University; Stanford University)
  • Nicole Wu (University of Toronto)
  • Baobao Zhang (Syracuse University; Cornell University)

We hope to make the mini-conference a safe and welcoming experience for everyone. The mini-conference will observe the American Political Science Association Anti-Harassment Policy for the Annual Meeting as its code of conduct.

Please contact Baobao Zhang at baobaozhangreseearch@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.