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News | April 20, 2021

Innovation Amongst Allies Now-Greater Than The Sum of The Parts

By A Panel of Experts INSS/PRISM Speaker Series


Allies and international networks are central to innovation, as illustrated by cutting-edge research in AI by Google’s UK-based pioneering AI unit DeepMind or by scientific networks to tackle COVID-19. But even amongst the most established alliances, such as the “Five Eyes” community, effective collaboration requires understanding that each partner has distinct—as well as shared—national interests and perspectives. This panel brings together leading UK and US voices with deep expertise in science and innovation related to national security to ask how such allies can collaborate—as they have so effectively before—to provide the networks needed to meet global challenges now.


  • Professor Anthony Finkelstein, Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, UK
  • Ms. Claire Hancock, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, UK
  • Dr. Timothy Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office at DARPA, US

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Nicholas Wright, Intelligent Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, University College London, and New America