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NEW MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR STRATEGY AND ARMS CONTROL



    UNIVERSITA' DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"                UNIVERSITA' DI TRENTO
           REPPY INSTITUTE FOR PEACE                       RESEARCH CENTER ON PEACE
               AND CONFLICT STUDIES                        WAR AND INTERNATIONAL CHANGE   
      Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA                              (FBK-CERPEG), 
Trento
FONDAZIONE OPERA CAMPANA DEI CADUTI       FORUM TRENTINO PER LA PACE
                             Rovereto                                                     
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
       USPID-ONLUS - Sezione di Trento 

Italian Pugwash Group
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON DISARMAMENT AND RESEARCH ON CONFLICTS
ISODARCO
Founded in 1966

26th WINTER COURSE

NEW MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES: 
IMPLICATIONS FOR STRATEGY AND ARMS CONTROL

ANDALO (TRENTO) - ITALY
6-13 JANUARY 2013

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy)
Directors of the Course: Matthew Evangelista and Judith Reppy, 
(Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)


In the last few years there has been dramatic growth in the attention paid to new 
military technologies, such as drones, cyberweapons, and robots, which differ 
substantially from “legacy” weapons in important respects. The new weapons are, on the 
whole, cheaper than the platforms and weapons that have dominated military planning since 
World War II, and they would seem to require a different force structure. Some of these 
technologies have already been deployed in large numbers while others are still in 
development, but there is little question that collectively they are changing how armed 
conflict is imagined, expanding the geographic and temporal boundaries of war, perhaps 
lowering the threshold of war, but still posing risks of escalation, and challenging the 
standard formulation of problems in international humanitarian law and arms control. The 
course will examine the implications of these weapons for the application of 
international humanitarian law and standard models of arms control. Do the new 
technologies require new ways of thinking or can they be subsumed into the established 
categories? What are their likely consequences for the nuclear nonproliferation regime 
and the prospects for nuclear disarmament?

PRINCIPAL LECTURERS

Filippo Andreatta, University of Bologna and Research Center on Peace, 
   War and International Change (Fbk-Cerpeg), Trento, Italy
Alexei Arbatov, IMEMO and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
   Moscow, Russia
Nadia Arbatova, IMEMO, Institute of World Economy and International Relations,
   RAS, Moscow, Russia
Denise Garcia, International Affairs Program, Political Science Department, 
    Northeastern University, Boston, Ma, USA
Peter Dombrowski, Strategic Research Department, Naval War College, Newport, RI, USA
Catherine Kelleher, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park, 
   MD, USA 
George Lewis, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, 
   Ithaca, NY, USA
Eugene Miasnikov, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, 
   Moscow Region, Russia 
Niklas Schoernig, Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Noel Sharkey, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
Carlo Trezza, Advisory Board of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Matters, 
   New York/Geneva
Isaiah (Ike) Wilson, III, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy 
at 
   West Point, NY, USA
Steve Wright, Applied Global Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University, England

Confirmations are expected from additional eminent scholars who have been invited to 
lecture at the School. The course will be articulated in formal lectures, seminars 
offered by the participants, round tables and general open discussions.


GENERAL INFORMATION
A.English will be the working language of the School. There will be approximately 80 
participants. They are expected to attend all lectures and seminars and to stay 
throughout the week-long course. 
B.Applications should be submitted with the following information, which is compulsory 
even for those who have previously attended Isodarco sessions: Full name, date and place 
of birth, gender, full address (including e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, if 
available). Present nationality. Degree and/or other academic qualifications. Present 
professional activities and work address. Publication list and field of interest. In lieu 
of publications, a letter of recommendation from a professor or a scholar in the field. 
No special application form is required. 

C.Applications should arrive not later than November 14th, 2012 and should be addressed 
to the Director of the School: 


Prof. CARLO SCHAERF 

Department of Physics 
University of Rome "Tor Vergata" 

Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy 

Tel.: (+39) 06 72594560/1 -- Fax: (+39) 06 2040309 

E-mail: isodarco at roma2.infn.it 


We suggest that you apply on-line at www.isodarco.it or you download an application form 
from the same location. 
D.Applications will be considered by the Organizing Committee on the basis of the 
information submitted. All the applicants will be informed of the Committee's decision as 
soon as possible but not later than November 19th, 2012. 
E.Participants are requested to arrive at Andalo any time on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 
and leave in the morning of Sunday, January 13th, 2013. The course ends on Saturday 
before lunch. 
F.The nominal admission fee which includes attendance, accommodation and full board is 
450,00 Euros. A reduced fee of 250,00 Euros is applied to students without a salary born 
in 1987 or after and to participants from Countries with foreign currency problems. If 
you wish to be considered for a reduced fee you must explain in your application why you 
qualify for it. Participants will be housed in double or triple rooms. The admission fee 
for single rooms, if requested and available, will be 750,00 Euros; participants asking 
to share a room with somebody in particular, if this is possible, will be charged an 
additional 50,00 Euros for each person. 
G.A limited number of family members can be accommodated at the Hotel Gruppo Brenta or 
nearby. Room and board for each member is 500,00 Euros for the entire period. Admission 
of families is limited and will be examined on an individual basis. Participants wishing 
to bring their families are requested to submit their application as soon as possible. 
H.The school has no funds with which to defray traveling expenses. 
I.The Course will be held at Hotel Gruppo Brenta, via Strigole 1, 38010 Andalo (Trento), 
Italy. Tel.(+39) 0461 585813, Fax (+39) 0461 585269. (http://www.gruppobrenta.it) 

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