About the Expert

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Lauren Kahn is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where her work focuses on defense innovation and the impact of emerging technologies on international security, with a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI). Prior to joining CFR, Kahn worked as a research fellow at Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy think tank, where she helped launch and run its project on emerging technologies and global politics.

Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Defense One, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Orbis, and has been featured in the Economist.

She received her B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in computer and information technology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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