Owen J. Daniels is the Andrew W. Marshall Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where he serves as the Policy Communications Specialist working across the organization’s analytical portfolio. Prior to joining CSET, he worked in the Joint Advanced Warfighting Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), where he researched the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and autonomy, autonomous weapons norms, and joint operational concepts, among other issues. He has also worked as an Associate Director in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and as a defense researcher at Aviation Week Magazine. He was a 2022-2023 Penn Kemble Forum Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. Owen attended Princeton University, where he majored in International Relations with minors in Arabic Language and Near Eastern Studies, and he is a Master’s in Public Policy candidate at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
In their op-ed featured in Foreign Affairs, CSET’s Margarita Konaev and Owen J. Daniels shared their expert analysis in an op-ed published by Foreign Affairs. The op-ed delves into Ukraine's summer counteroffensive against Russia and… Read More
Understanding the Global Gain-of-Function Research LandscapeAugust 2023
Gain- and loss-of-function research have contributed to breakthroughs in vaccine development, genetic research, and gene therapy. At the same time, a subset of gain- and loss-of-function studies involve high-risk, highly virulent pathogens that could spread… Read More
In an op-ed published in Breaking Defense, CSET's Owen J. Daniels discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on modern warfare and emphasizes the need for purposeful harnessing of AI by the Pentagon. Read More
In an opinion piece for Lawfare, CSET Policy Communications Specialist Owen Daniels examined the prospects for AI applications initiating a new “revolution in military affairs.”… Read More
Sustaining and Growing the U.S. Semiconductor Advantage: A PrimerJune 2022
As an integral player in advanced semiconductor supply chains, the United States enjoys advantages over China in producing and accessing chips for artificial intelligence and other leading-edge computing technologies. However, a lack of domestic production… Read More