Emerging Weapons Technologies & Human Rights Implications

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Emerging Weapons Technologies & Human Rights Implications

16th November 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Over half of the world’s scientists are undertaking military research and military expenditure now is higher than at the height of the cold war. New weapons technologies are emerging which will transform future wars, border control and the very nature of security – and at a time of austerity when we can least afford it. These sessions on emerging weapons technologies explain the social, economic and human impact of new weapons technologies on the horizon and what they mean for us all.

(1200-1300 Broadcasting Place A101


1300-1500 Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre B


1530-1900 Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre E)

Emerging   weapons technologies & human rights implications


Broadcasting Place A101


12.00-12.05 Introduction to the event
Dave Webb & Steve Wright


12 .05 -12.45 Jamie Woodruffe
Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security – An Ethical Hackers Perspective.


Rose Bowl ecture Theatre B


13.00- 13.30 Prof Dave Webb
Advances   in Nuclear Weapons doctrine, targeting and technologies


13.30-14.00 Ralph Dinsley
Is Conflict In Space Inevitable? Threats and Risks for Global Connectivity


14.00-14.30 Prof Alistair Hay (tbc)
Threats From Advances in Chemical Weapons Technology


14.30-15,00 April Humble
New Border-Controls, Technologies, Climate Change & Migration


15.00-15.25 COFFE BREAK


Rose Bowl LTE Lecture Theatre E


15 .25- 15.55 Steve Wright
Challenging Deployment of Autonomous Weapons


16.00- 16.30 Dr Stuart Parkinson
Military Research On Future Weapons at   British Universities


16.30 -17.00 Prof Paul Rogers
Where do we go from here?


Conclusion – and Future Related Events
Dave Webb & Steve Wright



Jamie Woodruffe, Ethical hacker and CEO of MetrixCloud Ltd

Prof Dave Webb, Emeritus Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies/Chair of CND

Ralph Dinsley

Prof Alistair Hay (tbc), Professor (Emeritus) of Environmental Toxicology

April Humble, Director Borderland (SW Ltd) Bristol

Steve Wright, Reader Applied Global Ethics

Dr Stuart Parkinson, Director Scientists For Global Responsibility

Prof Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies


Chair: Dr Steve Wright & Prof. Dave Webb



Broadcasting Place, Leeds Beckett University
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 9EN United Kingdom
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