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Samuel Bendett: Russian Military Technology Innovation and Potential Repercussions for the United States

February 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a lunch conversation with Samuel Bendett on technological innovation in the Russian military and U.S. policy toward Russia. Lunch will be served. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite.

Samuel Bendett is a Research Analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses‘ Adversary Analysis Group, where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the Russian defense and technology developments, such as Russian naval and land capabilities, unmanned military systems and artificial intelligence, and Russian decision-making calculus during military crises. He is also a member of CNA’s Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining CNA, Samuel worked at the National Defense University on emerging and disruptive technologies for government response in crisis situation, where he conducted research on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSD-P) and Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OSD-AT&L). His previous experience includes working for the U.S. Congress, the private sector, and non-profit organizations on foreign policy, international conflict resolution, defense and security issues. Samuel is also a Fellow in Russia Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. His analyses appear regularly in the C4ISRnet, DefenseOne, Breaking Defense, The National Interest, War Is Boring, and The Strategy Bridge. He was also a foreign policy and international affairs contributor to the RealClearWorld.com blog.

Samuel received his M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and B.A. in Politics and English from Brandeis University. He has native fluency in Russian.


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