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Welcome to the Politics of Emerging Technologies online research community!

We are a growing online research community! We define emerging technologies broadly to include any technology that involves radical novelty, relatively fast growth, prominent impact, and uncertainty and ambiguity. Some examples of research topics include (but are not limited to) digital surveillance in public and private spheres; cybersecurity and international relations; the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence; automation and the future of work; the governance and regulation of social media platforms; military and civilian uses of emerging technologies; privacy law and policy; biosecurity and the prevention of future pandemics; digital media and the spread of misinformation. We welcome theoretical and empirical works from a variety of political science/public policy subfields and methodological approaches.

2023 Politics of Emerging Technologies Mini-Conference

Following the success of our inaugural Politics of Emerging Technologies Mini-Conference, we are excited to organize the 2023 Mini-Conference! We invite panels and papers at the intersection of politics, policy, and emerging technologies.

Fill out the form if you're interested:

Deadline to respond: December 22, 2022

Social Hour at the 2022 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting

We hosted a causal social hour on Saturday, September 17, from 1:30pm-2:30pm at Crew Collective & Café.

Social Hour at the 2022 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting

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

The 2022 Politics of Emerging Technologies Mini-Conference, our inaugural mini-conference, took place virtually on September 1, 2022. It featured five panels with 17 presenters. More than 200 individuals registered to attend our event. The program for the mini-conference can be found here.

Group photo/screenshot from our 2022 virtual Mini-Conference

Email list

We have set up a low-traffic email list for announcements. Once you subscribe to the email list, you can send and receive information about job opportunities, funding opportunities, upcoming workshops, conferences, and events, and other information. Announcement emails will be moderated.

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Image in the logo: Philipp Schmitt / Better Images of AI / Neural network diagram / CC-BY 4.0

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