Launch event opens research and transfer project funded by the Federal Foreign Office

"Arms Control and Emerging Technologies"


What's it all about?

The arms control crisis is forcing the international community to develop new concepts for peaceful and secure coexistence. The challenges are manifold. Bilateral agreements between the USA and Russia are eroding. A new arms race is looming in Europe. China's growing military power is increasingly coming to the fore. In addition, new technologies require new regulatory mechanisms. The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) has succeeded in securing funding from the Federal Foreign Office for a major project lasting several years. Hamburg peace researchers will conduct targeted research on new security policy risks and their containment through arms control. Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will attend the official launch of this project at Hamburg's City Hall.



Greeting by the First Mayor of Hamburg Dr. Peter Tschentscher

Speech by the Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

Speech by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs

Introduction of panel discussion by the IFSH Director Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Panel discussion with
Niels Annen, Minister of State of the Federal Foreign Office
Angela Kane, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Prof. Dr. Götz Neuneck, IFSH Deputy Director and head of the research project "Arms Control and Emerging Technologies"

The discussion will be moderated by Georg Mascolo, head of the Joint Investigative Group of Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading newspaper, and the major German public broadcasting companies NDR and WDR.

Find out more about the research project "Arms Control and Emerging Technologies".