In this episode of the Modern War Institute podcast, MWI editorial director John Amble speaks to Dr. James Giordano. Dr. Giordano is a professor at Georgetown University, where he is the Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program and Scholar-in-Residence 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 originally aired in 2017.


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