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Geopolitics of Technology

The Geopolitics of Technology series sheds light on the complex links between the international and transnational practices of scientific-technological cooperation, the terms of trade of global technology markets, global supply chains and infrastructures, and the close technological connections between the military and civilian sphere which drive an increasing conflation of concepts of national security and economic competitiveness.

The series will bring together in an online and onsite format experts from a range of disciplines, including economists, historians, political scientists and security studies experts, as well as political geographers and science and technology studies scholars. We will also query to what extent the current debates are indeed completely novel, or can be indeed be informed by historical perspectives. The series will begin with two events in the late spring of 2022, and continue through the autumn of 2022.

The Geopolitics of Technology series is an event series of the Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Center for European Studies and the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and is coordinated by Dr Franziska Plummer (ACES) and Dr Mario Daniels (DIA).

Upcoming events

There no upcoming events at the moment. The series will continue this Fall. 

Previous events

  • Europe and the New Geopolitics of Technology
    Geopolitics of Technology #1

    Technology has become a matter of high politics again, with the EU, the United States and China all increasingly viewing the world as the stage of a geopolitical struggle for technological leadership. This race is driven by fears of possible economic decline as well as of technological and infrastructural inter-dependence that could be weaponized; it is focused both on material as well as immaterial aspects, on hardware, networks and infrastructure as well as their regulation.

    Date: 19 May  | Speakers: Mario Daniels, Linnet Taylor, Ingrid Schneider, Rocco Bellanova