The Peace Palace Library has the pleasure to invite you for the first Peace and Security Salon on modern warfare on Thursday April 9, 2015. A new lecture series of the Peace Palace Library on Peace and Security issues. The Salon will discuss the current and likely future of drones and robots and the implications of such systems. The focus will be on the legal, military and operational, and ethical challenges these new technologies pose in relation to modern warfare.

Time: Thursday 9 April 2015, 20.00 – 22.30 hrs (doors open at 19.30)

Venue: Peace Palace, Academy Building, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ, The Hague

Entrance fee: 5 euro

The Salon will take place in an informal setting with room for discussion. The language will be English.

If you wish to attend the salon, please register and pay here.

Please note that the number of seats is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Professor Terry GillProf. dr. T.D. (Terry) Gill -  Professor of Military Law at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Defence Academy

Professor Terry Gill is Professor of Military Law at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Defence Academy. He teaches courses on international humanitarian law, military operational law and the use of force.



Commodore Prof. dr. F.P.B. (Frans) Osinga - Professor in War Studies, Head of the MilitaryCommodore professor Frans Osinga Operational Art and Science Section of the Netherlands Defence Academy

Commodore Frans Osinga is Professor in War Studies, Head of the Military Operational Art and Science Section, and Chair of the War Studies Program at the Faculty of Military Studies of the Netherlands Defence Academy in Breda, the Netherlands.



Dr. C. (Christine) Boshuijzen-Van Burken - Postdoctoral researcher and technology Christine Boshuijzen Van Burkenphilosopher at Linnaeus University Sweden and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence

Dr. Christine Boshuijzen - Van Burken is Postdoctoral researcher at Linnaeus University Sweden. She is a technology philosopher and worked several years as a mechanical engineer before starting her PHD studies.

The Peace and Security Salon will be moderated by Remy Jorritsma L.L.M. (Maastricht University).

Please look at our flyer here!

Download the programme (pdf).

For more information and/or questions, please contact us at or visit us at library lectures.

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