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High Reliability Amidst Perpetual Disruption
January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Karin E. Warner MS, MA, DNP, RN CGNC, CLSSBB, CAPT USN (Ret.) Visiting Professor, DAU, with special guest Dr. Paul Scharre, Executive Vice President, and Director of Studies at the Center for New American Security (CNAS).
Description: During this 90-minute session, Dr. Warner applies the principles of High Reliability to our current context of perpetual disruption amidst the speed of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and technology innovation with commentary from Dr. Paul Scharre, Executive Vice President, and Director of Studies at the Center for New American Security (CNAS) and author of “Army of None (2018)” and Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (2023) ”.
This is part two of a three-part web series on high reliability organizations and technology innovation.
Dr. Karin Warner (CAPT, USN, ret.)
Visiting Professor, DAU
Dr. Karin Warner (CAPT, USN, ret.) Is a full professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia and is certified by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as a Global Nurse Consultant (CGNC) in Strategy, Health Policy, and Performance Improvement. Dr. Warner served 34 years in the United States Navy in numerous clinical and leadership positions and earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Duke University, a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the U.S. National War College with a concentration in weapons of mass destruction, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, dual Master of Science Degrees in Medical-Surgical Nursing and Nursing Health Policy as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Maryland. She has an advanced certificate in health and public policy and completed a two-year legislative Fellowship on Capitol Hill. A senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Dr. Warner is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. In addition to teaching at Pitt, she leads Diplomacy Lab student research groups in partnership with the U.S. State Department, focusing on African security, environment, and global health.
Dr. Paul Scharre
Author and VP, Center for New American Security
Dr.Paul Scharre is the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS and is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. His first book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, won the 2019 Colby Award, was named one of Bill Gates’ top five books of 2018, and was named by The Economist one of the top five books to understand modern warfare. TIME magazine named him in 2023 as one of the “100 most influential people in AI.”
Scharre previously worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) where he played a leading role in establishing policies on unmanned and autonomous systems and emerging weapons technologies. He led the Department of Defense (DoD) working group that drafted DoD Directive 3000.09, establishing the department’s policies on autonomy in weapon systems. He also led DoD efforts to establish policies on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance programs and directed energy technologies. Scharre was involved in the drafting of policy guidance in the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance, 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, and secretary-level planning guidance.
Prior to joining OSD, Scharre served as a special operations reconnaissance team leader in the Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion and completed multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne, Ranger, and Sniper Schools and Honor Graduate of the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Indoctrination Program.
Scharre has published articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TIME, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Politico, and USA Today, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and the BBC. He has testified before the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and has presented at the United Nations, NATO, the Pentagon, the CIA, and other national security venues. He holds a PhD in war studies from King’s College London and an MA in political economy and public policy and a BS in physics from Washington University in St. Louis.