“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
A seminar with Joseph Bahout, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut and Visiting Research Scholar, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. Moderated by Melani Cammett, Professor of Government, Harvard University and MEI Faculty Affiliate.