The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values:
Fighting for the Ethical Use of Technology

Addressing ethical questions about the development and use of weapons technology advancements

Enhanced soldiers. Autonomous weapons systems. Ever-present surveillance.  Weapons technology advancements in the world seem to be occurring at an astonishing rate. While these technologies hold great potential, it is critical to stop and address the question of when and how these new advancements should be used.

The Reilly Center, as a recognized leader in promoting and examining the advancement of science and technology in the pursuit of the common good, trains scholars and students to be a force for good in the world.

Robert Latiff

Notre Dame alumnus (a triple domer!) Robert Latiff, Ph.D. is a Retired Air Force Major General, former weapons developer, and an adjunct professor teaching weapons ethics at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. As a part of the Reilly Center’s Emerging Technologies of National Security and Intelligence initiative, General Latiff is part of a group of interdisciplinary scholars bringing the moral and ethical implications of weapons technology to Notre Dame’s students in the classroom, and to the forefront of our national dialogue. Participants include military, intelligence, and academic experts with many specializations including ethics, international law, national security studies, and peace studies. 

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