Kathleen Curlee is a Research Analyst at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), focusing on the national security applications of artificial intelligence. Prior to joining CSET, she worked as a Legal Analyst at Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP. She also held internships at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Governor of Arkansas. She has degrees in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Which Ties Will Bind?

February 2024

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