6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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

Webcast available

Event Co-sponsors

Embassy of Switzerland in the United States and the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich

Webcast Recap

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.

Speakers

Introduction

Keynote

  • Peter Maurer

    President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Moderator

  • Robert S. Litwak

    Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies