“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.”
Brad Potter is a Ph.D. candidate (exp. 2018) in the Strategic Studies Department of Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a predoctoral research fellow in the International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. His research interests include international security, U.S. foreign policy, the role of leaders in international politics, the use of history in policymaking, and war termination. Mr. Potter is also involved with the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project. He is the recipient of a World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship from the Smith Richardson Foundation, a Bradley Foundation Fellowship, and a George Abernethy Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS – Europe. His dissertation examines the role of American political and military leaders in terminating wars from Vietnam to Iraq.
Mr. Potter holds an M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS and a B.S. in international relations (with honors) and physics from the College of William and Mary. His work may be found in War on the Rocks and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, among other locations.Last Updated: Aug 27, 2018, 4:15pm