'Remote Warfare: Theory, Practice and Ethics'

Series Name Organised by Dr Jon Moran Politics and International Relations, in conjunction with Remote Control (http://remotecontrolproject.org/)
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 11 Feb 2015, 09:00AM - 05:30PM
Venue Gartree & Rutland Room, 4th Floor, Charles Wilson Building
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Attendance is free of charge but places are limited. Please contact Emma Butler (eb231@le.ac.uk) to book a place.

Remote Warfare employs conflict at a distance, involving amongst other tactics:

• reliance on drones (both reconnaissance and armed variants)

• special forces,

• local paramilitaries,

• private security forces

• intelligence

This conference aims to set remote warfare in context, looking at its history, examining why it has become a policy option in the last two decades, and evaluating the issues of effectiveness (blowback) and ethics. The conference will be organised into three consecutive panels:

Panel One: Remote Warfare in History

Panel Two: Remote Warfare: from the ‘war on terror’ to the militarisation of jihadism

Panel Three: Ethics and remote warfare