Peacekeeping Technology for the Protection of Civilians
The goal of the forum is to increase awareness of peacekeeping technologies and how they are being used in practice. While much attention has been given to providing the UN with helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Dr. Dorn emphasizes the importance of basic tools such as smart phones, night vision goggles, video surveillance, and tethered balloons. The forum will include two panels of experts to explore how the UN and African militaries might go about pilot projects to make use of these innovations.
Keynote Address by: Dr. Walter Dorn, Author of Keeping Watch: Monitoring Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations and editor of the forthcoming
Colonel Thomas Dempsey, African Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)
Dwight Raymond, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations institute (PKSOI)
Sarah Williamson, Protect the People (PTP)
David Rogers, MobileGov
Alison Giffen, Stimson Center
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
National Defense University, Lincoln Hall Room 3305, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
This is a part of the TIDES Speaker Series. Please RSVP to Nelly Mobula 202-685-1971 [email protected]
or register online at: http://www.ndu.edu/CTNSP/Event_Registration/register.cfm
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