Dr Bianca Baggiarini is a Lecturer at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

Dr Baggiarini’s research interests include the changing quality and character of warfare, and critical, sociological and feminist approaches to international relations and global security. She also researches emerging military technologies, including lethal autonomous weapons systems, military robotics, AI-enabled systems, and their social, political and ethical underpinnings and impacts.

Her broader interests include US and Canadian politics and military affairs, Australian defence and strategic policy, and military and security politics in the Indo Pacific region.

She joined the ANU following an appointment at the Australian Defence Force Academy at the University of New South Wales, where she examined the socio-legal and ethical impacts of increasing autonomy in military planning and organisation.

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