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CISD - UNA Annual Law Lecture with Professor Michael Schmitt

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Professor Michael Schmitt's lecture is titled: ‘In Search of the International Law of Cyberspace: A Travelogue’

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As the world struggles to introduce and seek ratification of laws to contain the excesses of conventional warfare and its cruel humanitarian consequences, governments are already embarking on developments in cyber warfare and defence. Who is going to define the limitations of this new universe of humankind’s capacity to exploit technological advances only for further destruction? Who will then draw up laws within which humanity must work, even if only to maintain a sense, however tenuous, that humanity itself still has a place in tomorrow’s world?

Professor Michael Schmitt is a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Senior Research Associate at Hebrew University, Affiliate at Harvard's Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, and General Editor of both International Law Studies and the Lieber Studies series. He serves also as the Howard S. Levie Professor at the United States Naval War College's Stockton Centre for International Law and Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate specializing in operational and international law.

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