2019: Security and Autonomous Future


The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) and the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs (JLIA) are proud to present their Spring 2019 Symposium: Security and the Autonomous Future.

Join Penn State Faculty and other invited national experts to explore how autonomous systems will affect our personal, national, and global security.

This event is free and open to the public, and includes a continental breakfast, full lunch, keynote address by Paul Scharre, and access to expert panels on emerging technology, ethics of conflict, international norms, domestic security, and how autonomous systems affect the meaning of humanity.

All events takes place in the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building.


Keynote address by Paul Scharre, author of Army of None, 4:30 p.m.


Continental Breakfast, 7:30-8:00 a.m.

Panel 1: Autonomous Systems and Emerging Technology, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

Panel 2: Autonomous Systems and the Ethics of Conflict, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Panel 3: Autonomous Systems and International Norms, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lunch, 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Panel 4: Autonomous Systems and Domestic Security, 12:45-2:00 p.m.

Panel 5: Autonomous Systems and the Meaning of Humanity, 2:15-3:30 p.m.