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Project Title: Ethical and Societal Implications of Advances in Militarily Significant Technologies that are Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Globally Accessible

PIN: DEPS-CSTB-10-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on Science, Technology and Law
DEPS Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board
NAE Office of Programs

Lin, Herb

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biology and Life Sciences; Computers and Information Technology; Engineering and Technology; Health and Medicine; International Issues; National Security and Defense; Policy for Science and Technology

Ethical and Societal Implications of Advances in Militarily Significant Technologies that are Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Globally Accessible
August 30, 2011 - August 31, 2011
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Shenae Bradley
Phone: 202-334-2293
Fax: 202-334-2318


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10:45 AM - 11:15 PM Discussion of Charge with DARPA
Norman Whitaker

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Military ethics and law

Shannon French, Case Western University (video)
How and to what extent, if any, do military ethics differ from the laws of armed conflict?

Ward Thomas, College of the Holy Cross
How have norms of military conflict evolved with the introduction of new technologies?

Judith Miller, former Department of Defense general counsel
How do ethical/legal considerations enter into DOD acquisition decisions?

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM Military futures: Emerging contexts

Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network

What are the emerging/re-emerging contexts and trends in the global environment that are shaping military missions?

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM - 5:15 PM Future military missions

Scott Wallace, US Army (ret.), Tradoc

What military missions are emerging in response to these trends?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Technologies for meeting emerging military missions

George Lucas, US Naval Academy
Patrick Lin, California Polytechnic State University, St. Luis Obispo, CA

How do the emerging/re-emerging contexts and military missions described earlier shape ethical, legal, and societal questions about military technology?

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Prior ELSI efforts - biomedical/engineering ethics

Alta Charo
Basic approach of and relevant history from biomedical ethics

Joseph Herkert
Basic approach of and relevant history from engineering ethics; ethics of emerging technologies

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
William Ballhaus
Jean-Lou Chameau
Marcus Feldman
Baruch Fischhoff
Michael Gazzaniga
Hank Greely
Michael Imperiale
Robert Latiff
James Moor
Joel Moses
Kenneth Oye
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker
Alfred Spector
John Tilelli
Stephen Ward

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
-Reactions to speaker presentations
-report structure

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 7, 2013