“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.”
Stephanie Freeman is an Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy. She is currently writing a book that examines nuclear abolitionists’ role in ending the Cold War. Her work on the NATO dual-track decision has appeared in Diplomacy and Statecraft.
Stephanie earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 2017. Before joining the Belfer Center, she was a U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dickey Center at Dartmouth.Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018, 1:12pm