Dr. Larry Lewis

Larry Lewis

Dr. Larry Lewis

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Dr. Larry Lewis is the Director of the Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence at CNA. His areas of expertise include emerging technologies in warfare, civilian protection, security assistance, and counterterrorism.

Most recently he served as senior advisor to the Department of State's Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, where he drafted national policy on civilian casualties, worked with partner nations on civilian protection, and served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nation convention regarding Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS). Dr. Lewis also spent a decade analyzing real world operations as the project lead and primary author for many of DOD’s Joint Lessons Learned studies. He was the lead analyst and co-author (with Dr. Sarah Sewall) for the Joint Civilian Casualty Study (JCCS) in support of GEN Petraeus, GEN McChrystal, and ADM Olson (SOCOM); GEN Petraeus described the study as “the first comprehensive assessment of the problem of civilian protection.”

Dr. Lewis has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Rice University.

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