Owen Daniels

Andrew W. Marshall Fellow and Policy Communications Specialist Print Bio

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.

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