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Future of War Class

Center co-directors Peter Bergen and Daniel Rothenberg teach a course on “The Future of War” which provides an overview of issues associated with the changing nature of war and conflict.

The class looks at key philosophical and military-strategic theories and conceptions of war as well as an introduction to the laws of war. It reviews the transformative role of new and emerging technologies such as drones and cyberwar, considers international drivers of conflict such as climate change and shifting demographics, and engages the humanitarian and human rights impact of war.

Each week, students hear from guest lecturers including scientists working on emerging military technologies, current and former military officials, refugees, journalists and policy makers, many of whom are part of the Future of War team.