Denise Garcia Brazil/USA

Expertise: New Technologies, Security and Peace

Denise Garcia is Professor at the Experiential Robotics Institute at Northeastern University. She is Vice-chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, a member of the International Panel for the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (Germany’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. In 2017, Professor Garcia was a Nobel Peace Institute Fellow in Oslo. She has given testimonies to the United Nations on the question of lethal autonomous weapons and their impact on peace and security. Prior to joining the faculty of Northeastern University in 2006, she held a three-year appointment at Harvard, at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the World Peace Foundation’s Intra-State Conflict Program. Author of Small Arms and Security: New Emerging International Norms, and Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security: Norms, Regimes, and Moral Progress in International Relations, her articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the European Journal of International Security, International Affairs, and elsewhere.