Technology Converges; Power Diffuses

Date:               11 March  2019

Location:       UMW Dahlgren Campus – University Hall (Room 110)

Refreshments will be served at 8:00am, and the lecture begins promptly at 8:30am.

The lecture is open to the public.  Registration is requested as space is limited (registration form below).

Summary: The convergence of technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating a family of smart cheap weapons.  Advance manufacturing will make these weapons available in very large numbers to even small nations.  As a result, capabilities that used to be reserved for major powers, such as long-range precision strike, will now be available to a wide range of states and even some non-state actors. As a result, power projection will be much more costly in both blood and treasure.

Bio: Dr. T. X. Hammes is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University.  He focuses his research on the future of conflict.   After 30 years in the Marine Corps, Hammes earned a Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. He is the author of two books, 17 chapters, and over 150 articles.