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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