17 March 2018, 14:00-16:00
Register start 5 March 2018
Register end 17 March 2018
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Warfare continues to undergo rapid evolution in the 21st century, and states’ global military expenditure remains very high. While inter-state warfare has significantly diminished, other forms of conflict situations, particularly non-international armed conflicts, persist worldwide. This has had an impact on the nature and conduct of military operations, which today strive to control the level of violence in a conflict situation rather than achieve “victory” in the usual sense of the word. The development of new weapons systems, including advances in the field of biotech and nanotech, could produce game-changers whose implications are difficult to foresee. The speaker will address these and other major issues in order to map the key ingredients that will spell out the future of war.
Capitaine de vaisseau Erwan Roche, Etat-major des armées (Defense Staff), France.
Captain Roche is a submariner and weapons officer specialized in ballistic missiles and naval warfare. He has worked in arms control in Paris and Geneva as defense attaché and military advisor at the Disarmament Conference.
This Military Briefing is primarily open to Geneva Academy’s students, who are prioritized in the allocation of seats (external persons may participate provided that there is sufficient room left).
Interested students and external participants need to register to attend this event via this online form.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
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