Professor Markus Wagner was invited as the legal keynote speaker for a NATO-sponsored conference on the use of autonomous weapon systems that took place in Virginia Beach, VA. The seminar was part of a series of meetings in which participating countries and institutions work towards formulating policy guidance for the development and use of systems with autonomous capabilities. Professor Wagner has developed expertise in this field over the course of the last several years and has written and continues to write on the legal, ethical and political aspects of autonomous weapon systems. Professor Wagner teaches and writes in the areas of international law, constitutional law and comparative law. His recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law.