Lauren Kahn

Senior Research Analyst Print Bio

Lauren Kahn is a Senior Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), focused on national security applications of artificial intelligence.

Prior to CSET, she was a Research Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) within the National Security and Defense and Digital and Cyberspace Policy programs, where she worked on defense innovation and the impact of emerging technologies on international security, with a particular emphasis on AI. Prior to joining CFR, she worked as a Research Fellow at Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy think tank, where she helped launch its project on emerging technologies and global politics.

Her work has appeared in outlets including Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, the Journal for Conflict Resolution, and AI & Society, and has been featured in the Economist.

Lauren holds a master’s in computer and information technology and a B.A. in international relations, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

In an op-ed published in War on the Rocks, CSET’s Lauren Kahn discusses the U.S. Department of Defense's Replicator initiative, which aims to rapidly scale military capabilities in response to strategic competition with China.