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Warwick Peace Conference - Trends in technology, politics, peace and war

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University of Warwick

Coventry

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Student / Young Pugwash (SYP) is a network of students, researchers and younger people interested in a wide range of peace and security issues. We are the youth wing of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, founded in 1957 by Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Joseph Rotblat and other prominent public figures and scientists.

Our Annual Conference is an opportunity for younger people to share their ideas and research from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. This year’s conference will focus on trends in politics and technology, exploring whether these trends might increase or decrease the likelihood of peace in different contexts.

For examples of our past conferences, visit: https://goo.gl/915eka

Topics at Warwick Peace Conference

Workshops at the conference will be divided into ‘streams’ – one exploring trends in politics, the other in technology.

Steam 1: Politics and Peace: This stream will look at trends and dynamics in global, regional and local politics. Presentation topics could include: International institutions (eg. NATO, UN, NPT, CTBT), regional conflicts (Middle East, North East Asia, Brexit), US–Russia relationship, changes and challenges in arms control and International Humanitarian Law, refugee flows etc. The goal of these workshops will be to explore risks and opportunities for peace-making and disarmament.

Steam 2: Technology and Peace: This stream will look at trends and developments in technology. Examples of topics could include the military and commercial use of space, emerging dual-use technologies, technological challenges to nuclear weapons (eg. anti-submarine tech, cyber), ICT (eg. fake news, surveillance, cyber attacks), carbon-neutral technologies, robotics and ethical / citizen science. The goal of these workshops will be to explore whether these technologies increase or decrease peace and stability, and how societies and governments should respond to or regulate technologies that affect peace.

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A full list of guest and keynote speakers will be released in January 2018.

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If you would like to present at the conference, please find out more here

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If you would like more information, email syp@britishpugwash.org

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Coventry

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