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Talk - 'The ethics of watching and killing in RAF reaper operations'
Wed 23 November 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
Join Dr Peter Lee (Reader in Politics and Ethics at University of Portsmouth) to examine drones, their masters and the principles of surveillance in this public lecture: ‘What about the drone operators? An inside perspective on the ethics of watching and killing in RAF reaper operations’. The subject of state surveillance has particular relevance to the county of Lincolnshire as RAF Waddington, located just outside the city of Lincoln, plays an active role in RAF intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities. This includes the use of drones for surveillance purposes and also as weapons against Islamic State. Join us to consider a missing voice from the public debate concerning the ethics of ‘watching’ and ‘killing’ – the perspective of the drone operator.
This FREE event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 17–25 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.