Contemporary warfare is becoming increasingly defined by distance. Instead of deploying large numbers of boots on the ground, many Western and non-Western states rely on support and training for local actors, employment of private military contractors and remote weaponry for airstrikes and surveillance
This is remote warfare, the dominant method of military engagement employed by states in the twenty-first-century.
This event brings together experts who have all contributed to the book ‘Remote Warfare Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ including:
Dr. Lauren Gould – Co-founder and Director of IRW and Assistant Professor at the Centre for Conflict Studies at the History of International Relations section of Utrecht University.
Prof. Dr. Jolle Demmers – Co-founder of IRW, Professor in Conflict Studies, co-founder of the Centre for Conflict Studies and the Director of the History of International Relations section of Utrecht University.
Camilla Molyneux – Research consultant and Policy Advisor at the AllParty Parliamentary Group on Drones. Previous Human Rights Officer at the Norwegian Embassy to Saudi Arabia.
Bara’a Shiban – Middle East and North Africa Caseworker at Reprieve. Political consultant to the Yemeni Embassy in London.
Jennifer Gibson – Human Rights Lawyer and Head of Assassinations Project at Reprieve.
The event will be moderated by Abigail Watson and Delina Goxho. Abigal is co-editor of the book and Conflict and Security Policy Coordinator at Saferworld. Delina is an independent security analyst and PhD candidate at Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore San’Anna. Together they produce the podcast WarPod.
The event will discuss what the remote warfare approach means for contemporary conflict, what its risks are and its future is.
Contributions will be based on E-IR published book ‘Remote Warfare Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ – which can be accessed and purchased here: https://www.e-ir.info/publication/remote-warfare-interdisciplinary-perspectives/
The event will take place online on Wednesday May 26th, 202 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM CEST
For more information on the event please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-remote-warfare-interdisciplinary-perspectives-tickets-154670281977