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3 November, 2021

Cyber security and tech- threats to peace

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 | 14:00 Central European Time [CET]

Continued and and rapid technological developments enable new forms of computerized warfare, including but not limited to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), artificial intelligence, and the militarization of space. These concerning developments emphasize the need for clarification of international laws and renewed disarmament work.

A modern conceptualization of Common Security necessarily requires reflection on how such technologies are already being used (or planned to be used) in military contexts as well as what steps need to be taken to stop this new arms race and identify the responsible role of technology to foster dialogue and peace rather than competition and destruction.


Michael Klare, Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency 

Tarja Cronberg, Distinguished Associate Fellow with the SIPRI European Security Programme, and Chair of the Finnish Peace Union

Jürgen Altmann, Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Physics at Technische Universität Dortmund & Vice-Chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC)

Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Moderated by Liv Torres, International Secretary of Trade Union Confederation LO Norway

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