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The Future of War and Challenges for Humanitarians - Featuring the President of the ICRC

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will discuss some of the major future challenges for humanitarian relief and the rules of war on the not-too-distant horizon.

Date & Time

Monday
May. 7, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

The 5th Annual Swiss Day marks the ongoing collaboration between the Wilson Center and the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.

Will tomorrow’s wars be fought on the same terms as today's? How will humanitarians need to adapt? Digitalization, artificial intelligence, and big data are transforming our world - and new technologies, such as autonomous weapons and the tools of cyber warfare, are new cause for humanitarian concern.

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will discuss some of the major future challenges for humanitarian relief and the rules of war on the not-too-distant horizon.

This event is held in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States and the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.


Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

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