Travel stipend for AI project granted

Our Bavarian American Academy and the American German Business Club (AGBC Munich Chapter) are happy to announce the recipient of this year’s travel stipend in the amount of 1,500€ for a research project covering transatlantic issues. This year’s grant goes to Verena Jackson (Bundeswehr University Munich), who’s dissertation project on military use of AI in international law has deeply impressed the jury.


Ms. Jackson’s work tackles important moral and legal implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence in relation to international public law. She plans to visit Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in fall 2019, in order to work together with distinguished, leading law experts in the field of new military technologies. She will examine her topic from a multidisciplinary angle, taking socio-economic and ethical implications into account. Moreover, Ms. Jackson plans to further academic exchange and intercultural collaboration while studying at Duke University. 


The American German Business Club, the BAA board, and director, Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, wish Verena Jackson an interesting and fruitful stay and good luck for her dissertation project.



About the fellow:

Verena Jackson is a researcher and lecturer at the Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBW) at the Chair for International Law and International Human Rights Law. Her research focusses on humanitarian law, in particular the application of new technologies and cyber law. She studied Law at LMU Munich and in Cordoba (Spain). During the course of her studies and as a trainee lawyer, she specialized in international public and private law. She is additionally trained in U.S. Law. She served as Vice President of the European Law Students Association and is active in the Rotaract Club Munich, an international network of young people doing voluntary work.




(Photo: Verena Jackson © Verena Jackson)