Science · Peace · Security ’21
The impact of new technologies: Between destabilization and enabling resilience 8-10 September 2021, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
While today’s international security environment is marked by the demise of the classical arms control architecture, the return of great power politics, and eroding trust among states, new developments in military and dual use technology as well as weapon modernization programmes add complexity to any effort towards peace and security. This interdisciplinary conference examines the impacts of new technologies and seeks concepts on how a more resilient security environment can be achieved through scientific contributions and policy measures towards crisis resolution, risk assessments, confidence-building, and arms limitations. Nuclear, biological, chemical and space threats will be examined, as well as developments in information technology such as cyber or artificial intelligence issues, and any other relevant technical fields.
Through a dialogue between academics, think tank scholars and the policy community, this conference not only aims at discussing results of on-going research, but also and in particular at generating new interdisciplinary research questions and policy ideas that could address the most pressing challenges at the intersection of science, peace and security.