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War and the Challenge of New Technologies:  Can the Law of Armed Conflict Keep Pace?


Category:
Cyber Security |  National Security Law
Speakers:
Claire Finkelstein |  John M. Geiringer
Duration:
59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 17, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  4
License:
Access till 03/04/2023 after purchase.


Description

Is it even ethical to develop weapons of such lethality, let alone to use them? Arguably the world now faces a third inflection point in the development of combat technology, namely the very real possibility that advanced nations may soon have the ability to deploy autonomous weapons systems (AWS), namely weaponry that has the capacity to select targets and executive lethal force without any human decision-maker in the loop.

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Claire Finkelstein's Profile

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Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania


Professor Finkelstein is the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is also the Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC). She is a distinguished research fellow at APPC and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). An expert in the law of armed conflict, military ethics, and national security law, she is a co-editor (with Jens David Ohlin) of The Oxford Series in Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law, and an editor of five of its volumes: Targeted Killings: Law & Morality in an Asymmetrical World (2012); Cyber War: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts(2015); Weighing Lives in War (2017); Sovereignty and the New Executive Authority (2018); and Preserving Cultural Heritage in Times of War (forthcoming). Professor Finkelstein has briefed Pentagon officials, U.S. Senate staff, and JAG Corps members on various issues in national security law and practice. She is a frequent radio, podcast, broadcast, and print commentator and has published op-eds in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Newsweek. Her other scholarly work has focused on criminal law theory, moral and political philosophy, jurisprudence, and rational choice theory. She is the editor of Hobbes on Law (Ashgate Publishing, 2005) and is completing a book called Contractarian Legal Theory.


John M. Geiringer's Profile

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Barack Ferrazzano LLP, Chicago


John Geiringer, the Regulatory Section Leader of the Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group, is a nationally recognized banking attorney who advises financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and investigative matters.  He also serves as a founding co-director of the Center for National Security and Human Rights Law (and its Consortium for the Research and Study of Holocaust and the Law) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches classes on banking, national security, and the Holocaust.  Among his other publications, John is the editor of, and contributor to, Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy, recently published by the American Bar Association, and is the co-editor of an upcoming treatise on legal issues surrounding the Holocaust.


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