On 22 April 2014, The Global Governance Institute, in cooperation with Vesalius College of the Free University of Brussels and Flimmer Film hosted an evening debate on the topic of Drone Warfare and Global Governance. It included an excuslvie pre-screening of the documentary DRONE, along with a round table discussion between experts & and an interactive Q&A Session
DRONE is a comprehensive investigation by award-winning Director Tonje Hessen Schei into the consequences of drone warfare. It explores the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the changing definition of “going to war”. moral stances of engineers behind the technology. It sheds light on the world leaders giving their secret goahead to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, thus drawing into question violations of civil liberty, and documenting the fight of individuals for transparency, accountability and justice.
18.00 – 18.10 Welcome Remarks and Introduction (J. Koops, Director GGI/Professor Vesalius College, VUB)
18.10 – 19:10 Screening of the film DRONE (For further info, Click HERE.)
19.10 – 20.30 Informal Discussion with Q & A
BRANDON BRYANT Former Drone Operator; featured on DemocracyNow!, Vice on HBO, CNN, Fox Business: The
Independent , NBC, GQ, and The Intercept
ANDREW FEINSTEIN Premiere Global Arms Trade Expert; former S. African MP turned whistleblower; author of
Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade
TONJE HESSEN SCHEI Award-winning director of Play Again, and Independent Intervention
MARCEL KOLVENBACH (via webcast) Director of Netwars
SHAHZAD AKBAR Cofounder of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights; Preeminent lawyer in Pakistan advocating for the victims of drone strikes
A report on the event will follow soon.
For further material related to the issue of the rule of law and Drone targeted kllings, see the recent ruling by the US Court of Appeals, HERE.
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