Dr Elke Schwarz

Elke Schwartz Photo


Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, Queen Mary University London

Dr Elke Schwarz is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary University London. Her research focuses on the intersection of ethics of war and technology with an emphasis on unmanned and autonomous / intelligent military technologies and their impact on the politics of contemporary warfare. Over the last decade, she has been involved in a number of policy initiatives on drones, autonomous weapons systems and military Artificial Intelligence. She is the author of ‘Death Machines: The Ethics of Violent Technologies’, member of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) and 2022/23 CAPAS Fellow at the University of Heidelberg.