Center for the Study of the Drone Bard College

Arthur Holland Michel is an author, researcher, and the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, an interdisciplinary research and education institute that examines the challenges and opportunities associated with the proliferation of unmanned systems technology in military and civilian spheres. Mr. Holland Michel is particularly interested in how stakeholders can leverage innovative research and inquiry-driven resources to get ahead of the adoption curve of emerging technologies and effectively anticipate the potential social, economic, legal, and ethical implications of these systems. He has written extensively about drones, robots, and defense for a variety of publications, including Wired Magazine, The Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture, Vice, Al Jazeera America, Fast Company, Bookforum, U.S. News, the Verge, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and is the co-author of a number of research reports, including “The Drone Primer: A Compendium of the Key Issues,” “Drone Sightings and Close Encounters: An Analysis,” "Local and State Drone Laws," and “The Drone Revolution Revisited: An Assessment of Military Unmanned Systems in 2016.” He is the author of a forthcoming book about airborne surveillance technology, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2018.