Anja Kaspersen

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI)

Anja Kaspersen is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where she co-directs the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI).

She is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as the head of strategic engagement and new technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Prior to joining the ICRC she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the executive committee at the World Economic Forum. Kaspersen has also worked in business and has had a rich diplomatic and academic career. She is a published author and speaker. Kaspersen is a strong believer in multilateralism and in the power of science and technology diplomacy to ensure responsible innovation and applications.

She is an alumni International Gender Champion, a member of the IEEE Council on Extended Intelligence and Industry Activity on Life Science Innovation and AI and a member of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

You can find her on Twitter, @AnjaKasp

Featured Work

OCT 17, 2022 Article

Recommended "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" Podcasts for Global Ethics Day 2022

These podcasts cover many of the issues that AIEI has been focused on over the past year. On this Global Ethics Day, we encourage you ...

SEP 29, 2022 Article

Long-termism: An Ethical Trojan Horse

"Long-termism," the idea that the fate of humanity should be our top moral priority, has gained prominence recently in the writings of philosopher William MacAskill ...

SEP 6, 2022 Podcast

Ethics, Digital Technologies, & AI: Southeast Asian Perspectives, with Elina Noor

In this Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen is joined by Asia Society Policy Institute's Elina Noor for a talk on how we ...

AUG 18, 2022 Article

Who Decides Who Decides What Conversations Are Allowed About Artificial Intelligence?

In the development, use, and purchasing of AI systems, it is important to ask questions about who holds power, what conversations we are—and are ...

JUN 15, 2022 Article

Deus ex machina or Diabolus ex machina?

"Whenever we see or hear something that resembles "deus ex machina," or an inexplicable use of technology that resolves itself too simply or easily, we ...

MAY 25, 2022 Podcast

New War Technologies & International Law: The Legal Limits to Weaponizing Nanomaterials, with Kobi Leins

In a fascinating podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Kobi Leins about her new book "New War Technologies and International Law: The Legal Limits ...

MAY 9, 2022 Podcast

Any Progress in Building Moral Machines? with Colin Allen

Much has been said about the inability of tech and AI developers to grapple with ethical theory and inherent tension. Similarly, philosophers are often criticized ...

APR 26, 2022 Podcast

The Promise & Peril of Brain Machine Interfaces, with Ricardo Chavarriaga

In this "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen talks with Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga about the promise and peril of brain-machine interfaces and cognitive ...

APR 19, 2022 Podcast

Why Democracy vs. Autocracy Misses the Point, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

The advent of the age of data is a formidable accelerator of history. As society faces a crisis of politics compounded by the emergence of ...

APR 5, 2022 Podcast

AI & Collective Sense-Making Processes, with Katherine Milligan

In this "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen and Katherine Milligan, director of the Collective Change Lab, explore what we can learn from ...