The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College is an interdisciplinary research institution that examines the novel and complex opportunities and challenges presented by unmanned systems technologies in both the military and civilian sphere. By conducting original, in-depth, and inquiry-driven projects, we seek to furnish stakeholders, policy-makers, and the public with the resources to engage in a robust public debate and develop policies that best address those opportunities and challenges. The Center was founded in 2012.

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Update: The Center for the Study of the Drone ceased active operations in the spring of 2020. The content on this website will remain available in perpetuity but will not be updated until further notice. If you have any questions or wish to reach a member of our team, you can still write to [email protected].


Dan Gettinger, Founder

Arthur Holland Michel, Founder

Thomas Keenan, Academic Coordinator



Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Washington, D.C.