Oxford Technology & Security Nexus

Formerly known as the “Cyber Strategy & Technology Studies Working Group.”

The Oxford Technology and Security Nexus meets every Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:00 during term-time at Nuffield College as well as hybrid on Zoom. Meetings feature speakers and/or discussions across a spread of topics at the intersection of technology, politics, security, and conflict, including the impact of AI, cyber security dynamics and geopolitics, disinformation and deepfakes, satellite production and outer space politics, and the impact of emerging technologies on inequality and conflict. The Oxford Technology and Security Nexus is strongly interdisciplinary and features membership and regular attendance from more than ten different Oxford departments or centers. The group ultimately aims to break down siloes between academic research and policy/security practitioners’ work, demystify the political and security implications of new technologies, and foster better findings- and ideas-sharing among the broader Oxford community invested in these topics.

Attendance to all sessions is open to graduate students and members of the academic or policy communities. Group attendance may be limited; it is encouraged for all interested participants to contact Elisabeth (elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk) in advance to secure their place and receive the preparatory materials.

Topics will be confirmed a week in advance. Preparatory materials will be sent in advance of the session, together with discussion questions for the session. Some background knowledge or experience of the topic is recommended but not required.
Type: Seminar Series
Series organisers: Changing Character of War Centre (CCW), Elisabeth Siegel (University of Oxford)
Timing: Wednesdays 15.00-16.00
Web Address: https://www.ccw.ox.ac.uk/cyber-strategy-working-group

Talks:

Wednesday 24 April 2024 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus — AI in the Workplace and Employment Power Dynamics
Date: 24 April 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Nikki Sun (Oxford Martin AI Governance Initiative)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
Organisers: TBA
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 1 May 2024 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus — China's AI Posture and Capabilities
Date: 1 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Sihao Huang (University of Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
Organisers: TBA
Hosts: TBA

Wednesday 8 May 2024 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus - Taiwan's satellite production & geopolitics
Date: 8 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Yi-Ting Chang (University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
Organisers: TBA
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Wednesday 15 May 2024 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus — Political and Environmental Impact of AI Supply Chains
Date: 15 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Ana Valdivia (The Oxford Internet Institute)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
Organisers: TBA
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Wednesday 22 May 2024 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus — "Cloud empires’ physical footprint: How trade and security politics shape the global expansion of U.S. and Chinese data centre infrastructures"
Date: 22 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 5th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker s: Vili Lehdonvirta (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford), Boxi Wu (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
Organisers: TBA
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Wednesday 5 June 2024 (7th Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus: Multilateral Institutions & AI governance
Date: 5 June 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Sam Daws (University of Oxford )
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
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Wednesday 12 June 2024 (8th Week, Trinity Term)

Oxford Technology & Security Nexus — Space Policy, Data Centres on the Moon, and New Colonialism
Date: 12 June 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 (Wednesday, 8th week, Trinity 2024)
Speaker : Yung Au (Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Please email elisabeth.siegel@politics.ox.ac.uk to be able to attend.
Organisers: TBA
Hosts: TBA

Editors: Elizabeth Robson, Elisabeth Siegel