Jason Millar researches the ethics and governance of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on developing ethically informed design methodologies for use in the design of autonomous cars, and social and military robotics. Jason has a PhD in philosophy from Queen's University, as well as a degree in engineering physics, and worked for several years as an engineer before turning his full-time attention to issues in applied ethics. He has authored book chapters, policy reports, and articles on the ethics and governance of robotics and AI. In 2015, Jason provided expert testimony at the United Nations CCW on the ethics of meaningful human control in military robots. His work is regularly featured internationally in the media. He recently authored a chapter in the forthcoming Robot Ethics 2.0 (OUP), and is co-author of chapters in Robot Law (Edward Elgar) and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology(OUP).
The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion.