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Coping with the Weapons of Tomorrow: ethics and rules

Thursday 8 May, 2.30-5pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Two panels of speakers, including Pentagon consultant on new weapon systems Colonel John Alexander (rtd) and Dr David Kelly, former chief UN weapons inspector, will be discussing Coping with the Weapons of Tomorrow: ethics and rules on Thursday 8 May at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The debate will consider the kinds of weapons the world is having to deal with at present, and which it will have to confront in the future. The panels will examine the 'life' of a weapon, from conceptualisation to deployment, and the impact of international law and codes of ethics upon scientists and governments.

Those speaking are:

  • Colonel John Alexander (rtd), Pentagon consultant on new weapons systems
  • Dr Robin Coupland, initiator of the International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC's) Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity project
  • Professor Malcolm Dando, director of the Peace and Defence Unit, Bradford University
  • Jozef Goldblat, former head of the arms control and disarmament programme of the Stockholm Peace Research Institute
  • Peter Herby, head of the ICRC's weapons unit
  • Dr David Kelly, former chief UN weapons inspector

Journalist Sheena McDonald will moderate the event, which will be chaired by Professor Conor Gearty, Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE.

This debate is organised by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press ticket for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

29 April 2003

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