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 Hotel Gruppo Brenta, Andalo

Monday 9 January 2017

9:00 – 9:30   Session 1
Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf, ISODARCO School Director
Riccardo Antonini and Giampiero Giacomello, ISODARCO Course Co-Directors

9:30 – 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

9:00 – 10:30   Session 1  Chair: Mieke Massink
The present and future of cyber security
Michele Colajanni, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

16:30 – 18:00   Session 2  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 3  Chair: Alessandro Pascolini
New Military Technology, International Security and Preventive Arms Control
Jürgen Altmann, Experimentelle Physik III, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

21:30   Evening Session

Wednesday 11 January 2017

9:00 – 10:30   Session 1  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 2  Chair: Steven Miller
The Perils and Prospects of Drone Proliferation
Sarah Kreps, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

18:15 – 19:45   Session 3  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 4  Chair: Carlo Schaerf
The world after January 20: Brainstorming Session introduced by Francesco Calogero

Thursday 12 January 2017

9:00 – 10:30   Session 1  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 2  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 3  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 4  Chair: Steve Wright
Special Seminar
“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

9:00 – 10:30   Session 1  Chair: Steve Wright
Round Table
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 2  Chair: Steve Wright
Special Seminar
Underwater Drones and Arms Control Brainstorm
Sebastian Brixey-Williams, British American Security Information Concil (BASIC), London, UK

12:00 – 13:00   Session 3
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 4
Open Discussion
Limiting Offensive Cyber Operations
Jürgen Altmann, Experimentelle Physik III, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

16:30 – 18:00   Session 5  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 6  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   Evening Session
Open discussion on the Movie Eye in the Sky by Gavin Hood

Saturday 14 January 2017

9:00 – 10:30   Session 1  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 2
Closing Session
Evaluation of the Course and Suggestions for the Future
Riccardo AntoniniGiampiero Giacomello and Carlo Schaerf

Sunday 15 January 2017

6:00   Bus departs for Milan Airports