The interdisciplinary conference examines the impact, control and design of technologies which influence peace and security. Existing approaches towards arms control need to adapt to the changing security landscape, while new civilian and military technologies are changing forms of violence and warfare. Particularly striking areas are cyber warfare and the rapid development of unmanned weapons systems. Issues of nuclear disarmament, missile technology or space weaponry, as well as chemical and biological weapons, are gaining renewed urgency. In addition to the development of new weapons systems, information technology also plays a significant role in the oppression and digital surveillance of civilians during conflicts, and in policing urban space.
The interdisciplinary conference Science · Peace · Security '23 aims to facilitate fruitful discussions on current and future challenges in the field of technical peace and conflict research. The local organisation committee consists of Christian Reuter, Sybille Frank, Nicolai Hannig, Markus Lederer, Laura Guntrum, Verena Lasso Mena, Thea Riebe, Jona Schwerer and Sara-Luise Spittler. The conference is organized by TraCe in cooperation with FONAS.
What are the possibilities and risks of promoting peacebuilding through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)? What are the needs and challenges of practitioners? And how can they benefit from scientific findings? The conference will feature a TraCe dialogue panel to foster exchange between researchers and practitioners.
Registration is open until August 20, 2023. Later registrations will only be considered in case of cancellations. Please register here: https://sps.peasec.de/sps23/registration/.
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