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A Conversation with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Will tomorrow’s wars be fought on the same terms as today's, and how will humanitarians need to adapt?
How does the concept of ‘partnered warfare’ help mitigate the humanitarian impacts of modern conflict?
Digitalisation, artificial intelligence and big data are transforming our world and the nature of conflict – are new technologies, such as autonomous weapons and the tools of cyber warfare, a particular cause for humanitarian concern?
In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr Maurer will address some of the major challenges for humanitarian relief and the rules of war in the future.
Dr Peter Maurer has been the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 2012. He has been engaged in the humanitarian and diplomatic world for many years. Peter has notably served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for the Swiss Confederation, as well as Swiss Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. His experiences also include heading the human security division in the political directorate of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, chairing the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly and being Chairman of the Burundi configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission. Peter studied history and international law in Bern, where he was awarded a doctorate.
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