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Tom Ascott was previously the Digital Communications Manager at the Royal United Services Institute before leaving in February 2021. In this role he was in charge of coordinating all of RUSI's digital offering, including the website, production of RUSI Podcasts including In Context, The Suspicious Transaction Report, On the Cusp and The Western Way of War, as well all the social media channels. He joined RUSI in November 2017.
Tom did his undergraduate in Law at King's College London as well as his masters in Global Ethics and Human Values. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on Human Rights and his graduate thesis on the risks posed by Automated Weapons Systems.
His professional background is in research, technology and analysis. His interests are technology, law and ethics, and autonomous military systems.