Dr. Alice Hunt Friend
Member, CNAS AI Governance Forum
Head of AI & Emerging Tech Policy, Google
Alice Hunt Friend is Head of AI & Emerging Tech Policy at Google. Friend is an expert in defense politics and emerging capabilities, and has served in several roles at the U.S. Department of Defense. Most recently, she was the deputy chief of staff to the deputy secretary of defense. She has a PhD in International Relations, and was previously the vice president for research and analysis at the Institute for Security and Technology and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. She has published articles in the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, Lawfare, and Just Security.
Recent Publications & News
Why did the Pentagon ever give Trump the option of killing Soleimani?
By Alice Hunt Friend, Mara Karlin & Loren DeJonge Schulman
Two Cheers for Esper’s Plan to Reassert Civilian Control of the Pentagon
By Loren DeJonge Schulman, Alice Hunt Friend & Mara Karlin
WOTR Podcast: Civil-Military Relations Gone Wild?
By Loren DeJonge Schulman, Steven Foster, Alice Hunt Friend & Ryan Evans
The Accompany They Keep: What Niger Tell Us About Accompany Missions, Combat, and Operations Other than War
By Alice Hunt Friend
The Pentagon's Transparency Problem
By Loren DeJonge Schulman & Alice Hunt Friend
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