The Centre for Technology and Global Affairs produces research on the transforming impact of modern technology on international relations, government, and society. Based at Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Relations, it is the first global research initiative focusing on the study of technology in a political science department at any of the world’s major universities.
The Centre seeks to create a new body of knowledge on the political and social impact of ongoing technological changes and to apply these new understandings to the guidance of policy practice. The Centre’s research is wide ranging. Faculty, researchers, and associates explore developments across a broad spectrum of technological dimensions – including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics. Connections between our researchers and the wider world of government and industry are at the heart of our impact mission.
The Centre is supported by core funding from Kluz Ventures LLC. Details about our funder are available here.
The Centre for Technology and Global Affairs has three core missions.
Shape scholarly debates and opinions in the interdisciplinary study of the impact of new technology on international relations, government and society.
Support and train researchers and analysts in this area, with a special emphasis on integrating technological issues into political science.
Provide leadership in creating new knowledge on practical problems affecting the welfare and security of governments, citizens and private enterprises.
Influence major policy decisions and opinions in these arenas.
Create a forum for sustained discussion on the political and societal impact of technology by organizing conferences, workshops, and executive sessions with representatives from leading technology companies and public bodies.
Build active partnerships with a selection of representatives from technology companies, national governments, international institutions and external research bodies.
The Centre for Technology and Global Affairs seeks to expand its academic and administrative staff. We aim to hire top-rate thinkers and administrators who will help us pursue our core missions.
No current vacancies.