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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.

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

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

The address of Crew Collective & Café is 360 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1P5, Canada. It is a 3-minute walk from Le Westin Montreal, one of the conference buildings. Please feel free to drop by for a quick hello or stay for a longer chat. All are welcome!

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.

Sign up here to join the email list:

https://gaggle.email/join/politics-emerging-tech@gaggle.email


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

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