In the AI age, the world must work together to limit the risk of nuclear war

By Dr James Johnson, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, University of Aberdeen

In a recent article published with The Washington Quarterly I describe the significant (and growing) gap between the expectations and fears of public opinion, policymakers, and global defense communities about artificial intelligence (AI) and its actual military capabilities, particularly in the nuclear…

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New Scottish government: key takeaways from the SNP deal with the Greens

The SNP and Scottish Greens have published an agreement that outlines the terms of their collaboration in government. This is not a coalition but a governing partnership – and one that is unique in the history of Scottish and UK politics.

It’s the first time the Greens will enter a national government…

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New Lecturer in Museum Studies

In September 2019, I joined the staff of the Department as Anthropology as the first Lecturer in Museum Studies. Previously, I was a Teaching Fellow at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, where I inaugurated a collective focused on the development of Museum Studies pedagogy; PRISM.

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All bets are off: it's a US election year

A US Presidential Election isn’t a single day event.  Well, it is – in that voters have one day in which to cast their ballot for the president.  But the contest begins well in advance of the November election, and this year is no exception.  No sooner had Donald Trump…

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Brexit and Belonging (Part 2)

Brexit and Belonging: An interview with Katharine Tyler (Associate Professor in Anthropology, University of Exeter) and Cathrine Degnen (Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Newcastle University) about their anthropological research into Brexit, by Andrew Whitehouse (Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Aberdeen).

I recently interviewed Katharine Tyler (Principal Investigator) and Cathrine…

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