Disciplines of Peace and Conflict Research in Dialog: Synergies, Similarities and Differences with Scientific-Technical Peace Research

TU Darmstadt
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55th Colloquium of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies

Scientific and techno­logical peace research emerged in the course of the East-West conflict in connec­tion with the risks of deve­loping and prolife­rating nuclear weapons and has been institutio­nalized at research insti­tutes and univer­sities in Germany since the 1980s. Since then, scien­tists have been resear­ching the possible nega­tive conse­quences of new techno­logies, the limi­tation of research and inno­vation to peace­ful goals and the prolife­ration-­resistant design of civilian techno­logies. The aim is also to develop alter­native techno­logical concepts, for example in connec­tion with climate change and environ­mental protection. In view of the multi­tude of crises, be it with regard to interna­tional security, arms control or the climate crisis, scientific and techno­logical peace research is an important compo­nent of inter­disciplinary peace and conflict research. The colloquium, in cooperation with PRIF and the Technical University of Darmstadt, will focus on questions of discipli­narity and inter­discipli­narity, the self-image of research and policy advice, but also the joint discussion of impor­tant aspects of interna­tional security and peace policy.

Two panels are organized by CNTR:

  • Emerging Disruptive Technologies: The Trends of the day after tomorrow - a challenge for arms control? - Abdulla Korkusuz, Liska Suckau & Frank Kuhn
  • Chances and Risks of AI for Arms Control - Thomas Reinhold & Niklas Schörnig

Furthermore, CNTR researchers will participate in other panel discussions:

  • Overcoming the Myths of Cyberspace: Technical Approaches and Next Steps towards the Development of Cyber Arms Control - Thomas Reinhold
  • Warfare and weapons of war: Methods and limits of control - Liska Suckau

Here you can find the complete Call for Papers.

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Here you will find the preliminary conference program (as of 20.12.2023), as well as an abstract.

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