Workshop: Comparing Defense Innovation in Advanced and Catch-up Countries


Workshop:  Comparing Defense Innovation in Advanced and Catch-up Countries

Organized by the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

This one-day workshop examines how countries have become, or are seeking to become, advanced defense technological and industrial powers. 

The goal of the workshop is to identify essential political, economic, strategic, and institutional conditions and factors required for states to successfully embark upon significant programs of military technological and industrial development that could lead them to make major advances or for states that are already advanced to remain at the cutting edge. 

This workshop showcases key findings from an academic conference on the topic that took place at UC San Diego in December 2017.

Support for this workshop comes from a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office and is affiliated with the DOD Minerva Initiative, and led by Tai Ming Cheung (UCSD and IGCC) and Tom Mahnken (SAIS and CSBA).

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