Since 1966 – International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts – Italian Pugwash Group

Detailed Program

The presentations kindly provided by the lecturers can be downloaded clicking on the names evidenced in dark yellow.

Sunday 8 January 2017

Arrival and registration

Monday 9 January 2017

09:00 – 09:30     Session 1: Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf – ISODARCO School Director
Riccardo Antonini and Giampiero Giacomello – Course Directors

09:30 – 11:00     Session 2 – Chair: Carlo Schaerf
Autonomous weapons systems as WMD vectors – a new threat and a potential for terrorism?
Wolfgang Rudischhauser – Director, Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre, NATO Headquarter International Staff

16:30 – 18:00     Session 3 – Chair: Riccardo Antonini
Artificial Intelligence and its impact on cybersecurity
Marco Schaerf – Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy

18:15 – 19:45     Session 4 – Chair: Giampiero Giacomello
From drones to killer robots?
Frank Sauer – Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany

Tuesday 10 January 2017

09:00 – 10:30     Session 5 – Chair: Mieke Massink
The present and future of cyber security
Michele Colajanni – Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

16:30 – 18:00     Session 6 – Chair: Diego Latella
Removing Humanity: Emerging Autonomous Approaches Towards Switching Off Selected Cities, People and Borders
Steve Wright – Leeds Beckett University, UK

18:15 – 19:45     Session 7 – Chair: Alessandro Pascolini
New Military Technology, International Security and Preventive Arms Control
Jürgen Altmann – Experimentelle Physik III, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
21:30     Party

Wednesday 11 January 2017

09:00 – 10:30     Session 8 – Chair: Bruce Larkin
If Arms Control is the Answer, What is the Question?
Judith Reppy – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

16:30 – 18:00     Session 9 – Chair: Steven Miller
The Perils and Prospects of Drone Proliferation
Sarah Kreps – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

18:15 – 19:45     Session 10 – Chair: Francesco Calogero
A cyber, a WMD and a security bubble to burst jointly?
Tibor Toth – Ambassador, Former Executive Secretary CTBTO, Vienna, Austria

21:30 – 23:30     Session 11 – Chair: Carlo Schaerf
The world after January 20: Brainstorming Session introduced by Francesco Calogero

Thursday 12 January 2017

09:00 – 10:30     Session 12 – Chair: Sarah Kreps
Autonomous Weapons, Public Conscience, and the Martens Clause
Peter Asaro – The New School, School of Media, New York, NY, USA

16:30 – 18:00     Session 13 – Chair: Peter Asaro
The convergence of ethical and legal reasons for banning autonomous weapons systems
Guglielmo Tamburrini – Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

18:15 – 19:45     Session 14 – Chair: Mirco Elena
Russian hackers: a threat or a bugaboo for international relations?
Pavel Timofeyev – Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International relations (IMEMO), Moscow, Russia

21:30 – 23:00     Session 15 – Special Seminar – Chair: Steve Wright
“War Against the People”: a portal into war and policing in the capitalist world system
Jeff Halper – Director of the “War Against the people” Project, The People Yes! Network (TPYN), Jerusalem, Israel

Friday 13 January 2017

09:00 – 10:30     Session 16 – Round Table – Chair: Steve Wright
International Cooperation on Cyber Policies
Yi-bin Lu – TWCERT, Taipei, Taiwan
Luigi Martino – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Carlo Trezza – Ambassador, MFA (ret), Rome, Italy

10:30 – 11:15     Session 17 – Special Seminar
Underwater Drones and Arms Control Brainstorm
Sebastian Brixey-Williams – British American Security Information Concil (BASIC), London, UK

12:00 – 13:00     Session 18 – Special Seminar
Iran’s Cultural and Nuclear History
Ali A. Soltanieh – Former Ambassador of Iran to the UN and IAEA, Vienna

15:00 – 16:00     Session 19 – Open Discussion
Limiting Offensive Cyber Operations
Jürgen Altmann – Experimentelle Physik III, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

16:30 – 18:00     Session 20 – Chair: Jürgen Altmann
Protection of nuclear facilities against attacks including Cyber attacks
Ali A. Soltanieh – Former Ambassador of Iran to the UN and IAEA, Vienna

18:15 – 19:45     Session 21 – Chair: Tibor Toth
Critical Infrastructures and Cyber attacks
Andrea Locatelli – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy
Tariq Rauf – SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden

21:30 – 23:30     Session 22
Open discussion on the Movie Eye in the Sky by Gavin Hood

Saturday 14 January 2017

09:00 – 10:30     Session 23 – Chair: Peter Asaro
Strategic Concepts for Addressing Cyber Threats: Lessons from Nuclear Weapons?
Steven Miller – Belfer Center, Harward University, Cambridge, MA, USA

10:30 – 12:00     Session 24 – Closing Session
Evaluation of the Course and Suggestions for the Future
Riccardo AntoniniGiampiero Giacomello and Carlo Schaerf

Sunday 15 January 2017

06:00     Bus departs for Milan Airports