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Megan Martins Da Ponte

Megan Martins Da Ponte is an MA candidate at the Centre for Military, Security, and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. Megan’s research interests include sea power, Arctic security, and the military applications of emerging technology. Her MA thesis analyzes the ability of medium power navies to manage technological change in an increasingly high-tech maritime domain. Megan has received the Arthur J.E Child Master’s Scholarship, and the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies Graduate Research Scholarship. She has recently published a digital research poster through Women in International Security Canada entitled “Maritime Strategy in the Age of ‘Smart’ Sea Power”. Previously, Megan graduated with a B.A Honours in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba and is an alumnus of the 2018 NATO Field School and Simulation Program at Simon Fraser University. 

As a graduate fellow at NAADSN, Megan is currently writing a Policy Primer concerning the near-to-medium term applications of AI to the Royal Canadian Navy, with a focus on the strategic implications of this technology to North American security.