Technology and the Transformation of Political Violence
September 20-22, 2023 | Darmstadt, Germany
Organizers: Prof. Christian Reuter (Coordination), Prof. Sybille Frank, Prof. Nicolai Hannig, Prof. Markus Lederer
Co-organized and funded by CROSSING
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. We seek contributions from the natural and technical sciences, the social and legal sciences, ethics and humanities.