In this episode of the Modern War Institute Podcast, John Amble is joined by Dr. James Giordano. He is a professor at Georgetown University, where he serves as the chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program and codirector of the O’Neill-Pellegrino Program in Brain Science and Global Health Law and Policy in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics.

In a fascinating conversation, Dr. Giordano discusses the rapid pace of advancement in neuroscience and neurotechnology—and what that advancement means for the future of war. “The brain,” he says, in many ways represents “the new battlescape of the twenty-first century.” But if this is the case, it also presents a host of new ethical challenges that will need to be addressed.

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Note: this episode was previously released in 2020.

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