Jean-Marc Rickli is assistant professor at the Department of Defense Studies of King’s College London and also teaches at the Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College in Doha, Qatar. He is an expert on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament and Research (UNIDIR). In 2015, he testified on the strategic implications of lethal autonomous weapons systems at the Meeting of Experts of the Convention of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) at the United Nations in Geneva. Since 2015, he runs a course on disruptive technologies and future warfare at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) where he is associate fellow. He is also a senior researcher at the Near East Center for Security and Strategy of King’s College and a non-resident fellow in modern warfare and security at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. He holds a PhD and an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, UK, where he was also a Berrow scholar at Lincoln College.