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.

For queries and submissions, write to csd@bard.edu.


Dan Gettinger, Founder and Co-Director

Arthur Holland Michel, Founder and Co-Director

Thomas Keenan, Academic Coordinator



Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Washington, D.C.




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