“Warrior Women” focusing on careers in technology, national security

A biologist and a political scientist, both with expertise in the cybersecurity realm, will discuss career opportunities in technology and national security available to young people, hurdles women experience in the field and strategies for career success when they lead a “Warrior Women” panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.

Dr. Andrea Limbago, chief social scientist for Endgame, and Dr. Elizabeth Prescott, director of curriculum for science, technology and international affairs at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, will serve as the featured panelists in “Warrior Women: Science and Tech Edition.” The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer McArdle, assistant professor in the Department of Administration of Justice and a fellow in defense studies at the American Foreign Policy Council.

The panel discussion will focus specifically on science and technology careers in national security and is meant to appeal to people with traditional science and technology backgrounds, as well as those with classic liberal arts degrees.

Throughout history, cycles of technological innovation have fundamentally altered society, with profound implications for national security. From the rise of artificial intelligence and autonomy to bioengineering and the use of cyber and information weapons, new science and technologies change the national security landscape and raise interesting policy dilemmas that the defense and national security community must grapple with.

Limbago, who directs and contributes to Endgame’s technical content, has a background in quantitative social science and direct operational support, and writes extensively on the geopolitics of the cyber domain, policy and data science. She has previously worked in academia (New York University) and government (Joint Warfare Analysis Center).

Prescott has served in government at the Department of Defense, Department of State and the intelligence community as well as an American Association for the Advancement of Science science and technology policy congressional fellow with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

This is the second panel discussion in the Warrior Women series, which seeks to empower young people – particularly women – to pursue careers in national security.

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