The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (RLEC) at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department, invite submissions for participation in the fourth young researchers’ workshop on “Terrorism and Belligerency”. The workshop will be held at the Minerva Center, University of Haifa.
Subject-Matter of Workshop
Following the success of the previous workshops (see here), the Minerva Center for RLEC is planning a fourth young researcher’s workshop in June 2021. Papers are welcomed on theoretical or practical legal issues related to “Human Enhancement and Advanced Technologies in Terrorism and Belligerencies” from varied perspectives, such as: history, philosophy, sociology, geography, technology, economics, and politics.
Human enhancement and advanced technologies have already had significant effects over the framework of terrorism and belligerency, and these effects are expected to increase rapidly in the coming years. Such effects include internal and external mechanisms such as computerized exoskeleton, advanced prostheses, and cognitive advancement.
The workshop focusses on the framework of “human enhancement and advanced technologies” technological, comparative, doctrinal, historical, philosophical, sociological and theoretical perspectives. A non-exhaustive list of possible subjects includes:
Ethical and moral considerations of human enhancements.
International law applicable to dealing with human enhancement and advanced technologies.
Technological abilities and challenges with human enhancement.
The implications of the use of advanced technologies in the battlefield or for counter-terrorism purposes.
Purpose of Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to convene a group of scholars for a discussions on human enhancement and advanced technologies and their relation to law and policy regarding terrorism / belligerency. This workshop will offer participants a balanced combination of rigorous scholarly discussion and more relaxed social interaction.