SIPRI will be a thematic partner to an international conference on arms control and technology at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin next month.
During the conference, ‘2019. Capturing technology. Rethinking Arms Control’, SIPRI will convene discussions focusing on the risks posed to arms control by new developments in relation to biotechnology. SIPRI will use this opportunity to launch a new report, ‘Biology Plus X: Governing the Convergence of Biology and Emerging Technologies’, written by Kolja Brockmann, Researcher in SIPRI’s Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, Dr Sibylle Bauer, Director of Studies of the SIPRI Armament and Disarmament Programme and Dr Vincent Boulanin, Senior Researcher leading SIPRI’s research on emerging military and security technologies.
The three other technology themes—and partners—at conference will be: missile technologies (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris); cyber-instruments (International Institute for Strategic Studies, London); and lethal autonomous weapons systems (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin).
About the conference
The aim of the conference is to promote a well-informed international dialogue on the nature and implications of the current technological trends and to discuss whether new solutions are needed to ensure that the global arms control architecture can effectively capture new technologies. The conference will take place on 15 March, 2019. For further information please visit the conference website.
To register your interest for the conference, please fill in the form here.