#58 Kallberg and Hamilton on POWs in a Digital World


During this episode, Prof. Jan Kallberg and COL Stephen Hamilton of the Army Cyber Institute return to the Cognitive Crucible and discuss prisoner of war (POW) considerations in the digital world. After Jan recaps his recent article, In Great Power Wars, Americans Could Again Become POWs, the conversation covers the will to fight, cognitive preparation of the battlefield, and ways the enemy might harvest information about service members in advance to identify exploitable information. Both Jan and Stephen give some policy suggestions, as well.

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Guest Bios

Dr. Jan Kallberg is an Assistant Professor in Political Science with the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy, and a Research Scientist with the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.  Before joining the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, he was a researcher with the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, the University of Texas at Dallas, and an Assistant Professor with Arkansas Tech University. Dr. Kallberg earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas and holds a J.D. from the University of Stockholm.

COL Stephen Hamilton is a Cyber officer and former Information System Management officer and former Signal officer. He has held numerous command and staff assignments at the tactical and operation unit levels as well as with the Joint Staff. Stephen is currently the Technical Director of the Army Cyber Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Auburn University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

About: The Information Professionals Association (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain.

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