Kerstin Vignard

Kerstin Vignard is deputy director at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Since 2013, she has led UNIDIR’s work on the weaponization of increasingly autonomous technologies. This work has provided insights and conceptual frameworks that improve international policy makers’ abilities to think about, discuss, and make informed decisions about autonomy in weapon systems. She has also served as consultant to four of the five UN Groups of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.