Professor Guilong Yan: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Hybrid Warfare

Date and time

13 Jun 2018 13:00 to 14:00


Lucina Ho Room, Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building

What is the impact of AI on the character of hybrid warfare (HW)? Through a brief survey of the typical definitions of HW, the speaker illustrates the five salient features of HW; then based on a HW model proposed by Erik Reichborn-Kjennerud and Patrick Cullen, he discusses the impact of AI on the five instruments of power—military, political, economic, civil and informational (MPECI), and analyses the changes and continuities of HW in the age of AI. Guilong Yan is Associate Professor and Director of Foreign Military Studies Center at the PLA Strategic Support Force Information Engineering University, Luoyang. He holds a DPhil in American Studies from the PLA Foreign Languages University. His research interests include US foreign policy decision making, interagency coordination, and military net assessment. His publications appear in journals such as China Military Science, Military Art, and World Military Review, etc. His commentaries also appear in the PLA Daily. His monograph The Coordinative Mechanism between the U.S. Departments of State and Defense in the Foreign Policy Process is to be published by the Chinese Social Sciences Press. He is currently a Chevening Fellow at the CCW Center, Oxford University.

This event will take place from 1pm-2pm on Wednesday 13th June 2018 in the Lucina Ho Room, Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building.

The presentation will be in Mandarin, with an English PowerPoint and this will be followed by a bilingual Q&A   

Sandwich Lunch Provided

Convenor: Dr Annie Hongping Nie

Open to all.

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