Event Announcement: The Politics of Digital Humanitarianism

Humanitarian actors increasingly rely on digital technologies such as satellite remote sensing, drones and Artificial Intelligence in the governance of international crises. NGOs such as the Red Cross harness such technical possibilities to deliver aid in remote and dangerous environments. However, technical forms of surveillance also carry considerable risks – for example when they violate the sovereignty of states or the privacy of individuals. On Friday, June 25, 2021, from 3-4:30pm, IFSH-researcher Delf Rothe and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Peace Research Institute Oslo) discuss the political implications of this emerging “digital humanitarianism”.

The online panel is open to the public and organized by the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. 

Please register via this link.