Stephen Maly recently retired from Helena Civic Television and relocated to Bozeman to pursue opportunities to further a multi-disciplinary project called the Global Civics Initiative. Stephen’s academic background includes an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in international affairs from the University of Colorado (Boulder). He spent a year at the University of Sussex as a Rotary Scholar and enjoyed a two-year fellowship in Canada from the Institute of Current World Affairs. As a self-described “paradiplomat,” Maly has produced documentaries about Montana’s formal ties with China and Taiwan, the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, and Canada, as well as programs on UN Peacekeeping in the Balkans and transnational peace parks in conflict zones. He is currently working on a book of essays as part of the Global Civics endeavor and is as curious and perplexed as anyone about the mixed, oftentimes contradictory roles that advanced technologies—droned, satellites, surveillance systems, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and a host of others—play in the realm of foreign affairs.
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