About the Center:


The Stilwell Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy is a private, non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, science and technology, and global and national security policy and related issues.


The Stilwell Center seeks to inform and influence national and international policy- and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors by providing sound, objective analysis, insight, and advice; in particular by identifying and articulating issues that lie at the intersection of technologically enabled change and existing practice in public policy, law, and industry.


The Stilwell Center is dedicated to developing and advocating policies that are pro-technology and pro-economic development but progressive, sustainable and humane. The Center advocates information and communication policies that promote individual freedom, democracy, and civil liberties while supporting and protecting global and national security, capital investment and intellectual property.


In addition to its independent research activities and public engagements, the Center provides select advisory services to policy-makers in government and decision-makers in the private sector.


The Stilwell Center is also a partner in the Global Information Society Project, a joint research effort of the Center and the World Policy Institute.


The Global Information Society Project has research programs in Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age, Telecommunications and Cybersecurity Policy, Information Operations, Information Assurance, and Operational Resilience, Environment and Energy Policy, and Intellectual Property and Trade, among others.


Kim Taipale is the founder and executive director of the Center.

Current/Recent Events:

Working Paper, Killing Machines, AI and the Laws of War, Stilwell Center (June 2023).

Enhancing Cyber Nuclear Security: Safeguarding critical infrastructure from high-tech threats, Foreign Policy, New York (Virtual) (March 2, 2023).

The 59th Munich Security Conference (MSC), Munich (Feb. 17-19, 2023).

K. A. Taipale presented Robotics and Autonomous Weapon Systems: AI and the Future of War: Policy Considerations, GISP2022 New York (Virtual) (Nov. 16, 2022).

Presentation, Machines at War: Rethinking the Role of Humans in that "Most Human Thing", CELESTE Vision (Virtual) (Oct. 19, 2022).


Pre-Covid Events:

The 4th Annual Common Good Forum and American Spirit Awards, Rethinking the Democracy Compact, New York (May 10, 2019).


2019 Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium, Governing Machines: Regulating Artificial Intelligence, Berkeley (Apr 4-5, 2019).


Munich Security Conference 2019, Munich (Feb. 15-17, 2019).


Kim Taipale presented "Artificial Intelligence, National Security and Law Enforcement," GISP2019, New York (Jan. 2019)


29th Annual World Congress Information Security Forum, Las Vegas (Oct. 27-30, 2018).


Third Annual Defense One Tech Summit, Washington, DC (Jun. 26, 2018).


The 4th Annual Common Good Forum and American Spirit Awards, Order and Disorder: The US and the World, New York (May 21, 2018).


Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2018, Munich (Feb. 16-18, 2018).


Kim Taipale presented "AI and the Future of Work," GISP2017, New York (Oct. 18. 2017).


Kim Taipale discussed "Blockchain and Government Services," PLENS, New York (Jun. 9, 2017).


3rd Annual The Common Good Forum and American Spirit Awards, New York, NY (May 5, 2017).


Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit VII, EastWest Institute, UC Berkeley, CA  (March 14-16, 2017).


Kim Taipale presented A Framework for Cyber-Deterrence at the Boston Global Forum Cybersecurity Day conference, Harvard University (Dec. 12, 2016).


MSC Cyber Security Summit Silicon Valley 2016 (Stanford University, Sep 19-20, 2016).


Kim Taipale moderated Globalization, Technology Innovation and Economic Disruption at the 2nd Annual The Common Good Forum, New York (May 27, 2016).


Kim Taipale discussed Technological Displacement: The Future of Work on GISP2016, New York (Apr. 18. 2016).


Kim Taipale discussed Identity, Social Trust and the Blockchain at the Global Information Society Project, New York (Mar. 9, 2016).


Kim Taipale participated in the Munich Security Conference Roundtable on International Cyber Security Norms, New York (Sep. 8, 2015).


Kim Taipale spoke on Privacy and National Security at the The 6th Annual Asian Leadership Conference, Seoul, Korea (May 19-20, 2015).

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