New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War
New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology and War is a three-year study exploring the intricate, rapidly evolving relationship between advancements in military technology and the moral and ethical dilemmas that new technologies pose for states, international organizations, and global society.
New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners to investigate ethical dilemmas posed by contemporary political developments and changes in military technology. The main idea behind this initiative is that although technological innovations and political developments are changing how modern wars are conducted, efforts to align the legal and ethical frameworks that guide states’ behavior before, during, and after war have not evolved accordingly.
The New Dilemmas in Ethics, Technology, and War project has three main goals:
- To advance a new theoretical framework on the linkages among jus ad bellum (rules governing when to go to war), jus in bello (rules governing behavior in combat), and jus post bellum (rules governing appropriate actions after war) in current wars;
- To broaden our collective understanding of the impact of new and future technology developments on the causes and conduct of war; and
- To expand the debate about just war beyond a state-centric perspective to understand how other groups, including insurgency movements, civil society movements, and international organizations, engage with normative questions of warfare.
- Two volumes of Daedalus, which are being used in classrooms in at least six universities and military service academies
- Op-eds in the Washington Post and the New York Times
- The launch of a new study on Civil Wars, Violence, and International Responses
- The development of an informal partnership with the UN
- Events engaging more than 800 students, scholars, practitioners, and members of the public in dialogue on new ethical challenges