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    Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management, Brussels (2014-15)

    The Global Governance Institute, in cooperation with Vesalius College and the IES, welcomes applications by qualified and motivated candidates for the 2nd Edition of its Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management. To find out more, visit http://www.vesalius.edu/gracm

  • New International Project on the Role of Media in Conflict Resolution and Prevention
    New International Project on the Role of Media in Conflict Resolution and Prevention

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  • GGI and i-intelligence launch Seminar Series on Intelligence and Cybersecurity (2014)
    GGI and i-intelligence launch Seminar Series on Intelligence and Cybersecurity (2014)

    GGI, in cooperation with i-intelligence, launches a new Seminar Series this summer on intelligence and cybersecurity...Read More.

  • GGI hosts
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    The Global Governance Institute brought together key thinkers and policy-makers at this year's Munich Security Conference in order to exchange views on the Challenges and Future of Global Governance.

  • GGI organizes Workshop at European Parliament on UN Arms Trade Treaty
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    GGI, in cooperation with the European Parliament, held a workshop on "The UN Arms Trade Treaty: From Ratification to Global Implementation". The event, which brought together MEPs, academics and members of civil society organization, is part of GGI's work on 'The Global Implementation of the UN Arms Trade Treaty".

  • GGI 'View From Practice': Johan Galtung - 'The EU's Foreign Policy of my Dreams'
    GGI 'View From Practice': Johan Galtung - 'The EU's Foreign Policy of my Dreams'

    GGI is pleased to announce its latest View from Practice Paper by Professor Johan Galtung, the Principal Founder of the Discipline of Peace & Security Studies. In this short paper, Professor Galtung provides a concise and out-of-the-box “wish list”, outlining his 10 recommendations for the future of the European Union’s foreign policy.

  • GGI 'View from Practice': Leading the UN Peacebuilding Commission
    GGI 'View from Practice': Leading the UN Peacebuilding Commission

    This GGI 'View from Practice' by GGI Senior Expert ELOHO OTOBO (Director and Deputy Head of the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) at the United Nations Headquarters)  provides key insights into the institutional aspects of the Peacebuilding Commission.

  • Building Bridges: GGI EU-funded Project on Strengthening EU-GCC Relations
    Building Bridges: GGI EU-funded Project on Strengthening EU-GCC Relations

    GGI welcomed 30 young leaders from the Gulf states for a one-week intensive dialogue with European students and European institutions on how to strengthen understandings and cooperation between Europeans and the Gulf. The two-year project, co-organized with the Gulf Research Centre, is funded by the European Commission. 

  • GGI Conference on
    GGI Conference on "Strengthening UN-EU Cooperation in Peacebuilding"

    GGI hosted an expert workshop and a public conference on lessons learned and ways ahead for stronger cooperation between the EU and UN in peacebuilding. It brought together senior officials from both organizations, national diplomats, academics and members of civil society. 

  • GGI - University of Cambridge Workshop Report on Future of EU Security
    GGI - University of Cambridge Workshop Report on Future of EU Security

    GGI and the University of Cambridge co-organized a Workshop on the achievements and lessons from EU CSDP since the St Malo Declaration in 1998. This Workshop Report summarises the events main findings.

Drone Warfare and the Future of Global Governance

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

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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.

 


PROGRAMME


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

 

Speakers included:

 

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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