Dr Jai Galliott

Research Fellow - Indo-Pacific Defence
Bachelor of Arts (MQ), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (CSU), Doctor of Philosophy (MQ)
School of Social Sciences

Contact

+ 61 (0)424 043 247
Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Defence Studies, Human Bioethics, Applied Ethics, Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Tags: Bioethics, Emerging Defence Technologies, Defence and Security Policy, Defence, International Relations

Galliott is a defence analyst and expert on the socio-ethical and strategic issues associated with the employment of emerging technologies, including cyber systems, autonomous vehicles and soldier augmentation technologies as they affect Australia and the world abroad. His most recent publications include the following books:

  • Technology and the Future of Spying: Technology, National Security and Intelligence Collection (Routledge 2016)
  • Military Robots: Mapping the Moral Landscape (Ashgate 2015)
  • Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (Ashgate 2015)
  • Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance (Ashgate 2015)

Galliott has received competitive research funding from the Commonwealth Goverment, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, and the Australian Army. He served briefly as an officer of the Royal Australian Navy prior to commencing his academic career and is an associate of the Consortium on Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security (CETMONS), the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) and is a member of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). He has spoken on defence and strategic studies at prestigious venues including Oxford University and the United Nations in Geneva, as well as for ABC Television, BBC World Service, Triple M, and The Wire. He has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald & The Canberra Times.

Galliott is keen to engage in collaborative research, supervise research students and speak with anyone sharing related interests.

Research

Galliott is a defence analyst and expert on the ethical, legal and political issues associated with the employment of emerging technologies, including autonomous vehicles, cyber systems and soldier augmentation technologies as they affect Australia and the world abroad. His most recent publications include the following books:

  • Technology and the Future of Spying: Technology, National Security and Intelligence Collection (Routledge 2016)
  • Military Robots: Mapping the Moral Landscape (Ashgate 2015)
  • Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (Ashgate 2015)
  • Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance (Ashgate 2015)

Galliott has received competitive research funding from the Commonwealth Goverment, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, and the Australian Army. He served briefly as an officer of the Royal Australian Navy prior to commencing his academic career and is an associate of the Consortium on Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security (CETMONS), the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) and is a member of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). He has spoken on defence and strategic studies for ABC Television, BBC World Service, Triple M, and The Wire. He has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald & The Canberra Times.

Galliott is keen to engage in collaborative research, supervise research students and speak with anyone sharing related interests.

Publications

    Books

    Book Chapters

    • Galliott J; Kozary C, 2018, 'The Panopticon', in Arrigo B; Golson G (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security and Privacy, SAGE, Thousand Oaks
    • Galliott JC, 2017, 'Killer Artificial Intelligence', in Arp R (ed.), The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth Is In Here, Open Court Press, Chicago, pp. 275 - 282
    • Galliott JC, 2017, 'The Individualisation of War: Problems and Challenges', in Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian Army, New South Press, Sydney, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/ethics-under-fire/
    • Galliott JC, 2017, 'On the Unabomber and Robots: The Need for a Philosophy of Technology Geared Toward Human Ends', in Lin P; Abney K; Jenkins R (ed.), Robot Ethics 2.0: New Challenges in Philosophy, Law, and Society, Oxford University Press, New York, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/robot-ethics-20-9780190652951?cc=us&lang=en&#
    • Galliott JC, 2016, 'Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Proliferation, Disengagement and Disempowerment', in Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Technology, Definition, Ethics, Law & Security, Federal Foreign Office, Frankfurt, pp. 85 - 97
    • Galliott J, 2016, 'Subcontracting', in Joseph P; Golson G (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of War, SAGE, Thousand Oaks
    • Galliott J, 2016, 'Emerging Technologies, Asymmetric Force and Terrorist Blowback', in Galliott JAI; Reed W (ed.), Ethics and the Future of Spying: Technology, National Security and intelligence collection, Routledge, London, pp. 158 - 176
    • Galliott J, 2016, 'Cyberwar: Asymmetry and Responsibility', in Hadji-Janev M (ed.), Handbook on Research on Civil Society and National Security in the Era of Cyber Warfare, IGI, Hershey, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8793-6
    • Lin P; Mehlman M; Abney K; French S; Vallor S; Galliott J; Burnam-Fink M; LaCroix AR; Schuknecht S, 2015, 'Super soldiers: The ethical, legal, and operational implications', in Business Law and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 1527 - 1548, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8195-8.ch074
    • Galliott J, 2015, 'Responsibility and war machines: Toward a forward-looking and functional account', in Rethinking Machine Ethics in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology, pp. 152 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8592-5.ch008
    • Galliott J, 2015, 'Artificial intelligence and space robotics: Questions of responsibility', in Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance, pp. 211 - 226
    • Ketcham C; Galliott J, 2015, 'Outsourcing space', in Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance, pp. 299 - 310
    • Galliott J; Lotz M, 2015, 'Introduction', in Galliott J; Lotz M (ed.), Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications, Ashgate, Surrey & Burlington, pp. 1 - 8
    • Galliott JC, 2015, 'Of Downton and Drones', in Barkman A; Arp R (ed.), Downton Abbey and Philosophy, edn. Popular Culture and Philosophy® series, Open Court Press, Chicago, pp. 195 - 204, http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/downton.htm
    • Galliott J, 2014, 'Military robotics and emotion: Challenges to just war theory', in Handbook of Research on Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics, pp. 386 - 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-7278-9.ch019
    • Lin P; Mehlman M; Abney K; Vallor S; French S; Galliott J; Burnam-Fink M; LaCroix A; Schuknecht S, 2014, 'Super Soldiers (Part 2): The Ethical, Legal, and Operational Implications', in Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies, IGI Global, Hershey, pp. 139 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6010-6
    • Lin P; Mehlman M; Abney K; Galliott J, 2014, 'Super Soldiers (Part 1): What is Military Human Enhancement?', in Thompson S (ed.), Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies, IGI Global, pp. 119 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6010-6
    • Galliott J, 2014, 'Drones and Terrorist Blowback', in Arp R (ed.), Homeland and Philosophy : for your minds only, edn. Popular culture and philosophy, Open Court Press, Chicago, http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/homeland.htm
    • Galliott J, 2013, 'Who's to Blame?', in Michaud N (ed.), Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth, Open Court Press, Chicago, http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/frankenstein.htm
    • Galliott J, 2013, 'Death's Just a Click Away', in Baltzer-Jaray K; Arp R (ed.), The Good Wife and Philosophy: Temptations of Saint Alicia, Open Court Press, Chicago, http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/good_wife.htm
    • Tobin B, 2011, 'An introduction', in Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, edn. 9, pp. 579 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02155.x

    Journal articles

    Conference Presentations

    • Galliott JC, 2016, 'The Individualisation of War: Problems and Challenges', in The Individualisation of War: Problems and Challenges, Ethics Under Fire, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, presented at Ethics Under Fire, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, 21 - 22 June 2016
    • Galliott J, 2016, 'The Individualisation of War', in The Individualisation of War, Meeting of the International Committee of the Red Cross at Australian Antarctic and Maritime Studies Centre, The University of Tasmania, Hobart, presented at Meeting of the International Committee of the Red Cross at Australian Antarctic and Maritime Studies Centre, The University of Tasmania, Hobart, 12 - 14 April 2016
    • Galliott J, 2016, 'Proliferation, Disengagement and Disempowerment', in Proliferation, Disengagement and Disempowerment, CCW informal meeting of experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems, The United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, presented at CCW informal meeting of experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems, The United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 11 - 15 April 2016
    • Galliott JC, 2015, 'The Ethical and Strategic Implications of Drone Use', in The Ethical and Strategic Implications of Drone Use, Emerging Disruptive Technologies Assessment Symposium, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, presented at Emerging Disruptive Technologies Assessment Symposium, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, 15 - 15 July 2015
    • Galliott J, 2014, 'Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles and Related Technologies', in Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles and Related Technologies, The Eighth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, presented at The Eighth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 29 - 30 September 2014
    • Galliott J, 2014, 'Drones and Asymmetry', in Drones and Asymmetry, the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Notre Dame, Australia, presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Notre Dame, Australia, 22 - 24 June 2014
    • Galliott J, 2013, 'Uninhabited Military Systems and War's End: Prospects for Lasting Peace', in Uninhabited Military Systems and War's End: Prospects for Lasting Peace, International Studies Association Convention, Hilton Hotel San Francisco, presented at International Studies Association Convention, Hilton Hotel San Francisco, 03 - 06 April 2013
    • Galliott JC, 2012, 'Uninhabited Military Systems: The 'Why?', in Uninhabited Military Systems: The 'Why?, Technology and the Ethics of Warfare, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Canberra, presented at Technology and the Ethics of Warfare, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Canberra, 14 - 14 June 2012
    • Galliott J, 2012, 'The Ascription Problem in Uninhabited Warfare', in The Ascription Problem in Uninhabited Warfare, Workshop on Emerging Military Technologies, Oxford University, presented at Workshop on Emerging Military Technologies, Oxford University, 10 - 12 July 2012
    • Galliott J, 2011, 'Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles and the Asymmetry Objection: A Response to Strawser', in Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles and the Asymmetry Objection: A Response to Strawser, 17th International Society for Philosophy & Technology conference, University of North Texas, presented at 17th International Society for Philosophy & Technology conference, University of North Texas, 26 - 29 May 2011

    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Honours and prizes

2013 Executive Dean’s Award for Best HDR Publication Record ($500), Macquarie University

2010 Communities of Enquiry Prize ($200), Macquarie University

2007 Medal for Service, The State of New South Wales

Professional contribution

2015-6 Manuscript Reviewer, Routledge & Oxford University press

2014 Reviewer, Ethics and International Affairs

2014 Manuscript Reviewer, Ashgate

2013 Reviewer, Journal of Military Ethics

2013 Reviewer, Ethics and Information Technology

2012 Reviewer, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Related links

www.jaigalliott.com