NEW MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR STRATEGY AND ARMS CONTROL
- Subject: NEW MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR STRATEGY AND ARMS CONTROL
- From: "Alessandro Marescotti" <a.marescotti at peacelink.it>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:18:31 +0000
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UNIVERSITA' DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA" UNIVERSITA' DI TRENTO
REPPY INSTITUTE FOR PEACE RESEARCH CENTER ON PEACE
AND CONFLICT STUDIES WAR AND INTERNATIONAL CHANGE Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (FBK-CERPEG), Trento
FONDAZIONE OPERA CAMPANA DEI CADUTI FORUM TRENTINO PER LA PACE
Rovereto Provincia Autonoma di Trento
USPID-ONLUS - Sezione di Trento
Italian Pugwash Group
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON DISARMAMENT AND RESEARCH ON CONFLICTS
Founded in 1966
26th WINTER COURSE
NEW MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES:
IMPLICATIONS FOR STRATEGY AND ARMS CONTROL
ANDALO (TRENTO) - ITALY
6-13 JANUARY 2013
Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy)
Directors of the Course: Matthew Evangelista and Judith Reppy,
(Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
In the last few years there has been dramatic growth in the attention paid to new military technologies, such as drones, cyberweapons, and robots, which differ substantially from “legacy” weapons in important respects. The new weapons are, on the whole, cheaper than the platforms and weapons that have dominated military planning since World War II, and they would seem to require a different force structure. Some of these technologies have already been deployed in large numbers while others are still in development, but there is little question that collectively they are changing how armed conflict is imagined, expanding the geographic and temporal boundaries of war, perhaps lowering the threshold of war, but still posing risks of escalation, and challenging the standard formulation of problems in international humanitarian law and arms control. The course will examine the implications of these weapons for the application of international humanitarian law and standard models of arms control. Do the new technologies require new ways of thinking or can they be subsumed into the established categories? What are their likely consequences for the nuclear nonproliferation regime and the prospects for nuclear disarmament?
Filippo Andreatta, University of Bologna and Research Center on Peace,
War and International Change (Fbk-Cerpeg), Trento, Italy
Alexei Arbatov, IMEMO and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
Nadia Arbatova, IMEMO, Institute of World Economy and International Relations,
RAS, Moscow, Russia
Denise Garcia, International Affairs Program, Political Science Department,
Northeastern University, Boston, Ma, USA
Peter Dombrowski, Strategic Research Department, Naval War College, Newport, RI, USA
Catherine Kelleher, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park,
George Lewis, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY, USA
Eugene Miasnikov, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies,
Moscow Region, Russia
Niklas Schoernig, Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Noel Sharkey, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
Carlo Trezza, Advisory Board of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Matters,
Isaiah (Ike) Wilson, III, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy at
West Point, NY, USA
Steve Wright, Applied Global Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University, England
Confirmations are expected from additional eminent scholars who have been invited to lecture at the School. The course will be articulated in formal lectures, seminars offered by the participants, round tables and general open discussions.
A.English will be the working language of the School. There will be approximately 80 participants. They are expected to attend all lectures and seminars and to stay throughout the week-long course.
B.Applications should be submitted with the following information, which is compulsory even for those who have previously attended Isodarco sessions: Full name, date and place of birth, gender, full address (including e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, if available). Present nationality. Degree and/or other academic qualifications. Present professional activities and work address. Publication list and field of interest. In lieu of publications, a letter of recommendation from a professor or a scholar in the field. No special application form is required.
C.Applications should arrive not later than November 14th, 2012 and should be addressed to the Director of the School:
Prof. CARLO SCHAERF
Department of Physics
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Tel.: (+39) 06 72594560/1 -- Fax: (+39) 06 2040309
E-mail: isodarco at roma2.infn.it
We suggest that you apply on-line at www.isodarco.it or you download an application form from the same location.
D.Applications will be considered by the Organizing Committee on the basis of the information submitted. All the applicants will be informed of the Committee's decision as soon as possible but not later than November 19th, 2012.
E.Participants are requested to arrive at Andalo any time on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 and leave in the morning of Sunday, January 13th, 2013. The course ends on Saturday before lunch.
F.The nominal admission fee which includes attendance, accommodation and full board is 450,00 Euros. A reduced fee of 250,00 Euros is applied to students without a salary born in 1987 or after and to participants from Countries with foreign currency problems. If you wish to be considered for a reduced fee you must explain in your application why you qualify for it. Participants will be housed in double or triple rooms. The admission fee for single rooms, if requested and available, will be 750,00 Euros; participants asking to share a room with somebody in particular, if this is possible, will be charged an additional 50,00 Euros for each person.
G.A limited number of family members can be accommodated at the Hotel Gruppo Brenta or nearby. Room and board for each member is 500,00 Euros for the entire period. Admission of families is limited and will be examined on an individual basis. Participants wishing to bring their families are requested to submit their application as soon as possible.
H.The school has no funds with which to defray traveling expenses.
I.The Course will be held at Hotel Gruppo Brenta, via Strigole 1, 38010 Andalo (Trento), Italy. Tel.(+39) 0461 585813, Fax (+39) 0461 585269. (http://www.gruppobrenta.it)