Thursday, 22 May (public event open to all) 

Please note: There is no registration fee, but we strongly encourage you to book your space.

Location:  Lancaster University Management School Lecture Theatre 03

4-00‐4:15            Introductory remarks, Lucy Suchman

4.15-5:15            Keynote lecture, M. Shane Riza

             The Spectra of Impunity in Warfare (parts 1 & 2)   


5.15-5:30            Response, Karolina Follis

5:30-6:15            Discussion


6:15-7:00           Reception, sponsored by the Lancaster University Centre for International

     Law and Human Rights and the Centre for Science Studies

7:30pm               Dinner for invited speakers and sponsors

SYMPOSIUM  Friday, 23 May  (by registration) 

Location:  Bowland North, Seminar Room 10


9.30‐11:00          Derek Gregory, University of British Columbia, Canada

            The God trick and the administration of military violence

Discussants:       Maggie Mort, John Urry

15 min break

11.15-12.45       Christiane Wilke, Carleton University, Canada

    The Optics of Bombing: International Law and the Visibility

    of Civilians

Discussants:       Bela Chatterjee, Patrick Hagopian

Lunch (provided)

2-3.30pm            Patrick Crogan, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

     Un-securing the Territory

Discussants:       Estrid Sorensen, James Summers

15 min break

3.45-5.15pm      Jutta Weber, University of Paderborn, Germany

    Making Algorithms Kill: On the Epistemic Logic of

    Robotic Warfare

Discussants:      Brian Bloomfield, Mark Lacy


Closing discussion, next steps

Location: Lancaster University, Bailrigg, LA1 4YT

Please note: Symposium registration fees apply. Please visit our ‘Registration’ section to find out more.