Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024 7:15 PM - Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:45 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Julie George (Harvard Kennedy School)


  • David Parker, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


Join us on 14 March for a discussion with Julie George, who will present her book project, Emerging Technologies: Implications and Prospects of their Proliferation. In putting forth a novel definition of emerging technologies, Julie includes empirical analysis of the United States and China’s paths with respect to these technologies. Overall, scholarly attention to emerging technologies is increasingly important as these innovations continue to take shape and impact the nature of national and international security. They have important implications for Japan's economic and security policies. 

Under what conditions do dual-use emerging technologies proliferate? The fourth industrial revolution (Information and Communications Technology) is associated with big data. However, emerging technologies contain a level of prominence, complexity, unparalleled connectivity, enhanced performance, and uncertainty much higher than that of traditional technologies. Leveraging multi-year data consisting of about two million observations, Julie will differentiate frontier, emerging, and mature technologies by looking at quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and GPS respectively. She will also touch on the likelihood of proliferation of artificial intelligence, robotics, and cyber technology.

Date & Time:

Thursday, March 14, 2024 19:15


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 303 (Access)


RSVP is not required but greatly appreciated. Please register using the link below.



This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Julie George

Harvard Kennedy School

Julie George is an International Security Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. She received her PhD in the Government department at Cornell University, specializing in international security in August 2023. Broadly, her doctoral research examines the proliferation of emerging technologies and their impact on the probability and nature of conflict and cooperation in the international system. This focus has led her to engage a broad selection of scholarship across science and technology studies, history, international organizations, and law.


David Parker

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

David Parker is a PhD candidate at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). He is also a Senior Associate (Non-Resident) with the Economics Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington and serves as a Vice Chair of the Secure Digital Infrastructure Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). At GRIPS, his research focuses on the political economy of strategic technologies, economic security, and strategic technology cooperation between the United States, Japan, and allied countries. He also advises the private sector in various capacities on related topics.

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