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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

May. 7, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Future of War and Challenges for Humanitarians - Featuring the President of the ICRC

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.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting Europe’s relations with the rest of the world through scholars-in-residence, seminars, international conferences and publications. These programmatic activities cover wide-ranging topics include: European energy security, the role of the European Union and NATO, democratic transitions, and counter-terrorism, among others. The program also investigates comparatively European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including migration, global governance, and relations with Russia, China and the Middle East.  Read more

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