On 20 April, Andrew Dolan, co-Director of the Center for the Study of the New Security Challenges (CSNSC) Ltd., arrived at Ludovika-University of Public Service again, this time in the framework of the Ludovika Fellowship Programme. The cooperation between Ludovika-UPS and CSNSC Ltd. is not new. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2019. CSNSC Ltd. has provided the University with foreign lecturers several times and donated textbooks to the University's Central Library. Boglárka Koller, vice-rector for international affairs, welcomed Andrew Dolan as an old acquaintance at her office.
Andrew Dolan is an internationally acknowledged expert in A.I. technology who has worked with well-known organisations and bodies as a special advisor, for example, to the NATO Secretary General, the U.S. Defence Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Department of Energy's International Security Programme. Now his visit focuses on giving lectures and participating in research on his field of interest.
His first lecture took place right after his arrival, on 21 April. In conjunction with Richard Hoskins, he talked about A.I. and its security challenges in everyday use. Mr Hoskins is a retired special agent of the FBI, and a Senior National Security Consultant with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), supporting the Department of Energy's Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) Program. Since leaving the FBI, Mr Hoskins has led numerous projects in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He has been a guest lecturer at the Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C., the George C. Marshall Centre for Security Studies in Germany, the Albertus Institute in association with Edinburgh University in Scotland, and the Ludovika-University of Public Service in Hungary.
The upcoming workshop by Mr Dolan will be held on 17 May with the title Risk Identification and the Malicious Use of A.I., where all interested are welcome.