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The University of Leicester, UK is currently looking to recruit two post-doctoral researchers to work on Professor Andrew Futter’s European Research Council funded “Third Nuclear Age” research project (https://thethirdnuclearage.com).  The posts are for a period of 30 months starting in March/April 2021, and will focus on the impact of disruptive technology on global nuclear stability, order and norms.  More details about the posts can be found here: https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/2498/research-associate-in-nuclear-politics-2-positions-available.html.  Interested candidates are welcome to contact Professor Futter at ajf57@le.ac.uk.

Pugwash Netherlands 

Invitation to a Webinar on AI,  Drones and  Cyberwarfare

Tuesday, November 17th, 19:00 to 20:30 Amsterdam Time

In this first Webinar by Pugwash Netherlands on contemporary developments in weapons and warfare, we have invited two experts to share their insights on the usage and future development in the relatively new technologies of  AI, Drones and Cyberwarfare.

Drs. Sico van der Meer is a Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. His research focuses on non-conventional weapons such as Weapons of Mass Destruction (nuclear, chemical, biological) and cyber weapons, from a strategic policy perspective. 

Dr Elke Schwarz of the University of London.  Her research focuses on the political and ethical implications of new technologies, in particular digital technologies and autonomous systems. In 2018, she published her monograph “Death Machines: The Ethics of Violent Technologies”.'

The two speakers will give relatively short introductions.  The participants can then use the Chat function of MEET to make comments or ask questions, which the moderator will pass on to the speakers.

The meeting will be held in English using MEET. Any browser can be used.  Those who turn on their webcam will be visible to the others on screen.

We are sending this invitation to individuals, European Pugwash Groups and other groups that we know, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

REQUEST: Please forward this invitation to colleagues and others who could be interested, especially if you are receiving this as a representative of a group. Please avoid delays, as the invitees must have time to register for the webinar. 

If you wish to participate, please send an e-mail to bestuur@pugwash.nl.
We will mail the E-webinar link to the address from which you apply

 Eric Ferguson, secretary

Stockholm Security Conference (SSC 20)

On 17–20 November 2020, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will host the fifth annual Stockholm Security Conference (SSC 20). The theme of this year's conference is 'International Cooperation: Navigating the Way Ahead'. In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, SSC 20 will convene in a virtual format.


Through eight sessions, the conference will explore trends in international cooperation and their implications for the future of international security and multilateralism. One of the key questions is whether, when there is more  need than ever for international cooperation, there is a growing tendency by the major powers towards unilateral behaviour. If so, what does that imply for multilateral approaches to shared problems and challenges? The panels   will analyse and discuss the key challenges from global, regional, organizational and thematic perspectives. Specifically, the conference agenda will be split into thematic, institutional and regional sessions: thematic sessions will take place on nuclear arms control, techno-nationalism and responsible use of artificial intelligence; institutional sessions will focus on the OSCE and the UN; and the regional sessions will focus on Northeast Asia and Africa. The conference will provide an informal setting for in-depth discussion between leading experts and representatives from the political, military, academic and diplomatic communities as well as civil society. Gathering different communities at the same conference to look at joint responses to shared challenges will help identify different aspects of the problem and ways forward towards the solution. 


Browse through the conference programme and register here: https://www.sipri.org/events/2020/SSC20-conference-programme
For more information, please contact Ekaterina Klimenko, SIPRI Programme Coordinator; Noel Kelly, Programme Coordinator; and Johanna Eliasson, Events Assistant at sthlmseccon@sipri.org.

Call for Papers: Migration, Rights, and Democracy: Conceptual Reappraisals

19-20 March 2020, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Italy.

Rousseau, Guerre et Paix

Uni Bastions Geneve, Venerdì 18

Il Nuovo Disordine Mondiale. Un atlante geolpolitico per il XXI secolo

Prensentazione del volume di Manlio Graziano, Geopolitica. Orientarsi nel grande disordine mondiale, il Mulino. Ne discutono con l'autore Valter Coralluzzo e Giovanni Borgognone.

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Aula 1, Torino, mercoledì 16 ottobre 2019

La guerra in Ucraina: Quali prospettive di soluzione?

In collaborazione con lo IAI, Istituto Affari Internazionali, di Roma

Campus Luigi Einaudi, Aula D5, Torino, lunedì 7 ottobre 2019

L'accesso sarà consentito solo a chi avrà confermato la partecipazione.Per partecipare clicca qui

Call for Papers for the Eleventh annual conference of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe: "Waging war and making peace European ways of inciting and containing armed conflict, 1648-2020"

Venice, 24-26 June 2020, deadline 2nd December 2019

Call for Applications for the 2nd Training School of the RECAST research network: "Politics, the Rule of Law and the Facets of Democracy"

Second Training School of RECAST, Ålands fredsinstitut / The Åland Islands Peace Institut, Norway 5-7 November 2019, deadline 31 July 2019

Call for Papers: 8 Grants for PhD students, Villa Vigoni Symposium: "Humanitarian Missions: An Italian-German Conversation on Europe, the United States, and the Global South from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century"

German-Italian Center for European Excellence, Loveno di Menaggio, November 18-21 2019

Presentazione del libro: "Le nuove giustificazioni della tortura nell'età dei diritti"

Università degli Studi di Perugia, Aula 1, Via Pascoli, 27 marzo 2019

Stop the War Coalition