Owen J. Daniels

AWMF Publication

“‘The AI RMA’: The Revolution Has Not Arrived (Yet),” October 2022.

Biography

Owen Daniels is the Andrew W. Marshall Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where he serves as the Policy Communications Specialist working across the organization’s analytical portfolio. Prior to joining CSET, he worked in the Joint Advanced Warfighting Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), where he researched the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and autonomy, autonomous weapons norms, and joint operational concepts, among other issues. He has also worked as an Associate Director in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and as a defense researcher at Aviation Week Magazine. Owen attended Princeton University, where he majored in International Relations with minors in Arabic Language and Near Eastern Studies.

Paul Charon

AWMF Publications

“Franco-Chinese Relations from Yesterday to Tomorrow and the Future of the CCP,” March 2023.

“Les relations francochinoises, d’hier à demain, et l’avenir du PCC,” March 2023.

Biography

Paul Charon is Director for “Intelligence, Strategic Foresight and Influence” at the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM). He holds a PhD in Political Studies from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and an MBA (HEC). He has also been trained in Chinese language and civilisation (Paris Diderot University and Beijing Language and Culture University, BLCU), rhetoric (Harvard, Paris-Nanterre University), literature (Paris-Nanterre University) and law (Panthéon-Assas University). Prior to joining IRSEM, he worked for more than ten years as an intelligence analyst and then as a strategic foresight adviser for the French Ministry of Armed Forces. He was an associate researcher at the Franco-Chinese Antenna in Humanities and Social Sciences at Qinghua University in Beijing. His work focuses on China (intelligence services, information warfare), intelligence analysis, and anticipating strategic surprises techniques. He teaches at Sciences Po Paris, Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Panthéon-Assas University, the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies, and Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid.

Benjamin Chang

Benjamin Angel Chang served as the inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Fellow and spent over a year in residence at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). He received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he studied AI’s impact on the U.S.-China military balance. He was previously a senior analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group, and received his A.B. (summa cum laude) from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Antoine Bondaz

AWMF Publications

“Franco-Chinese Relations from Yesterday to Tomorrow and the Future of the CCP,” March 2023.

“Les relations francochinoises, d’hier à demain, et l’avenir du PCC,” March 2023.

Biography

Dr. Antoine Bondaz is a Research Fellow and the Director of both the Korea Program and the Taiwan Program at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS). His research focuses on China, Taiwan and Koreas’ foreign and security policy, and strategic issues in East Asia. He advises senior government officials as well as private entities in France and Europe, and participates in numerous high-level track 1.5 dialogues with top Asian government officials. He has testified before the French National Assembly and Senate, the European Parliament, the OECD, NATO and at the UN.

An Associate Professor at Sciences Po Paris, he also teaches at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Paris War College and the National Defence Institute of Higher Education. A Special Adviser to the President of the Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula of the European Parliament (2017-2019), he was a Research Fellow at Asia Centre, oversaw the China Observatory for the Ministry of armed forces, co-directed the quarterly Korea Analysis, and wrote on a regular basis for the quarterly China Analysis. He was an Invited Visiting Fellow at Korea University in Seoul in 2012, and a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing in 2013.

A former member of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the invitation program of the U.S. State Department, he also participated in the Korea Foundation and Chatham House Europe-Korea Young Policy Experts Forum, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Experts Invitation Program, and was selected during the Young Professional Day NATO-ACT/IISS to attend the NATO Transformation Seminar. He was invited to the China-US-Europe Young Scholars Program of the CCCWS and the China-US-Europe Young Leaders Program of the CAFIU.

Antoine Bondaz holds a Ph.D. in political science at Sciences Po with a thesis entitled “From Insecurity to Stability: China’s Korean Politics from 2009 to 2014” (summa cum laude), under the supervision of Pr. François Godement. He has conducted field research in China, South Korea and North Korea, as well as 100+ interviews with leading academics and diplomats. He was a research grant recipient of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), funded by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), and was awarded several research prizes, including from the National Defence Institute of Higher Education (IHEDN) for four consecutive years, and from the Pierre Ledoux Foundation (Fondation de France).

Yelena Biberman

I am an associate professor of political science at Skidmore College, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, and associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center.

I received my B.A. in International Relations from Wellesley College, M.A. in Regional Studies from Harvard University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University. I have also worked as a journalist in Moscow, Russia.

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Robert “Jake” Bebber

Hudson Institute Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Commander Robert “Jake” Bebber is a Cryptologic Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently the Cyber Operations Branch Head for U.S. Special Operations Command. Recently he was Executive Officer for Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, and Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for Carrier Strike Group 12. Previously he served at U.S. Cyber Command, 7th Fleet, Submarine Direct Support Officer, the National Security Operations Center, and at Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost in Afghanistan. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Central Florida. He is supported by his wife, Dana, and their two boys, Vincent and Zachary.