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Jackson School partnering with US Army War College to expand understanding of technology and international security

March 22, 2021

Through a collaboration with the U.S. Army War College, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington will launch a new initiative in spring 2021 to increase understanding of the changing configurations of technology and international security. The focus will be on cyber resilience, energy security and counterterrorism. Activities will include research, publications, courses and public events and workshops.

The initiative, to start March 16, will be led by Sarah Lohmann, Acting Assistant Professor at the Jackson School, with the generous support of the U.S. Army War College. Lohmann will come from posts as the Senior Cyber Fellow with the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and as UW Communications Leadership Faculty on big data and emerging technology.

The initiative will focus on two themes, both involving the European landscape. The first is dedicated to critical infrastructure security and resiliency with a special focus on the terrorist threat. Lohmann will be coordinating a book project on this theme between the U.S. Army War College and the NATO Centre of Excellence – Defense Against Terrorism. The second area will be on energy security in an era of hybrid warfare, for which Lohmann is serving as co-lead for a NATO Science and Technology Organization project (SAS-163).

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