Clinton Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland

Friday 20 (Day One)

13.00 – 13.30            Registration and Coffee

13.30 – 14.00            Welcoming and Opening Remarks (Eugenio Lilli, ISET convener)

14.00 – 15.10            PANEL 1: Risk and Emerging Technologies

                                 Chair: Nitasha Kaul

                                 Tim Stevens, King’s College London

                                 Cyber Risk: Hyperconnectivity and the Political Economy of Uncertainty

                                 Joe Burton, University of St Andrews, Simona R. Soare, International Institute for Strategic Studies

                                 Hacking Humans: Assessing Risk Convergence in Biotechnology and Cyber Security

                                 Robin Vanderborght, University of Antwerp

                                 Strategic Stability under Threat: Alarming Representations of Emerging Technologies in the Discourse of Crisis Stability, Arms Racing, and Nuclear Risk

15.10 – 15.30            Coffee break

15.30 – 16.40            PANEL 2: Emerging Technologies and Governance

                                 Chair: Andre Barrinha

                                 Mariah Thornton, London School of Economics

                                 Open-Source Governance: How Taiwan is Harnessing Digital Technologies and Platforms to Advance Democracy

                                 Emmanouil Koulas, University College London

                                 Internet Security Governance: Issues, Challenges, and Actors

                                 Ruoxi Wang, Chi Zhang, Lixiong Lei, University of St Andrews

                                 China’s Standards in Digital Governance

16.40 – 17.00            Coffee break

17.00 – 18.10            PANEL 3: Narratives, Perceptions, and Representations

                                 Chair: Michal Natorski

                                 Anna Nadibaidze, University of Southern Denmark                

                                 Technology as a Status Anchor: How the Russian Leadership Perceives Artificial Intelligence

                                 Guangyu Qiao-Franco, Southern Denmark University, Paolo Franco, Radboud University

                                 Weaponized Artificial Intelligence in Popular Culture: Human Control, Commerciality, and Videogaming

                                 Tom F.A. Watts, Royal Holloway University, Ingvild Bode, University of Southern Denmark

                                 There is No Fear but What We Make for Ourselves: The Terminator and the Changing Popular Imaginations of Autonomous Weapons Systems

Saturday 21 (Day Two)

8.30 – 9.00                Registration

9.00 – 10.10              PANEL 4: Ethics and Emerging Technologies

                                 Chair: Tim Stevens

                                 Christian Enemark, University of Southampton

                                 Artificial Intelligence, Human Control, and the Conduct of State Violence: An Ethical Perspective on Emerging Drone Technology

                                 Nery Ramati, Dublin City University

                                 Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep or Do They Dream Up Terrorists? The Use of AI in Predicting the Next Terrorist Attack

                                 Nitasha Kaul, University of Westminster

                                 3Es for AI: Economics, Explanation, Epistemology

10.10 – 10.30            Coffee break

10.30 – 11.40            PANEL 5: Emerging Technology and Diplomacy

                                 Chair: Mariah Thornton

                                 Andre Barrinha, University of Bath

                                 Cyber Diplomacy as an Emerging Field in International Relations

                                 Michal Natorski, Maastricht University

                                 Negotiating the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Does the Democratic-Authoritarian Cleavage Exist?

11.40 – 12.00            Coffee break

12.00 -13.10             PANEL 6: Warfare and State Competition

                                 Chair: Anna Nadibaidze

                                 Muhammed Cagri Bilir, University of Leeds, Ahmet Arda Sensoy, University of Nottingham

                                 Is It Because of Technology or Strategy? How Could Turkey’s Recent Drone Use Shape the Next War?

                                 Eugenio Lilli, University College Dublin

                                 Digital Wars: US-Iran Competition in Cyber Space

13.10 – 13.40            Lunch break

13.40 – 15.00            PLENARY SESSION

                                 This plenary session is an opportunity for all participants to share ideas and discuss opportunities for cooperation, including publications, research projects, and funding applications

The conference is jointly funded by the UCD Humanities Institute and by the British International Studies Association (BISA).