What makes a technology ‘critical’ and why does it matter to our region?

What makes a technology ‘critical’ and why does it matter to our region?
An issue receiving growing attention in national security and international policy circles is critical technology and how to protect it. But what is critical technology? What makes some technologies critical and others not? And, what are the implications of critical technology for Australia and our region overall?

Fortunately, Jennifer Jackett who is writing her PhD on US-China competition over advanced and emerging technologies joins 15 Minutes in Canberra to explain.

Jennifer is a 2021 Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship recipient and Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre. On the podcast, Jennifer draws not only on her current PhD research but also on her practical experience working in government to develop critical technologies policy.

Join Hayley and Jennifer to understand how critical technologies are having an impact on relations in the Indo-Pacific and which countries and multilateral forums Australia is working with in this area.



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