The Future Wars conference explored the impact of new technologies on war and it took place on the 10th November at Birkbeck University of London.

The shape of things to come

Steven Rose is Emeritus Professor in the Open University’s Department of Life Sciences. Steven is a bio-chemist and member of the Royal Society working group on Neuroscience, Conflict and Security.

Arielle Denis is a consultant to the International Peace Bureau with extensive experience of international advocacy and multilateral diplomacy at the UN and EU. Arielle was Campaign Director at ICAN, 2011-16.

Jean Lambert is London’s Green Party MEP . She is the party’s spokesperson on migration, and Co-President of the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism Intergoup. Jean is an acknowledged expert in the field of asylum and refugees and author of Refugees and the Environment: The Forgotten Element Of Sustainability, which draws attention to the relationship between migration and deteriorating environmental conditions.

Militarisation of space

Bruce Gagnon is a co-founder and the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, and an active member of Veterans for Peace, USA. Bruce travels and speaks extensively on weapons in space – in Europe, Asia, Latin America and throughout the United States. He is a regular contributor on the topic to publications such as Asia Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Z Magazine.

Real security

Sara Medi Jones has worked for CND since 2013, and previously as a researcher on environment and Middle East policy in the European Parliament. Sara is Acting General Secretary of CND and was the organiser of the 2016 Stop Trident protest and has written numerous briefings and reports on nuclear weapons.

Elke Schwarz is Lecturer in Political Theory, Queen Mary University of London, whose research focuses on the political and ethical implications of new technologies. Elke is author of Death Machines: The Ethics of Violent Technologies, which argues that neither violence nor power is a natural phenomenon.