Protecting Civilians from Small Drones on the Battlefield


Event details

Date 23.04.2024
Hour 15:0016:00
Speaker Faine Greenwood, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Join us for an EssentialTech Talk on "Protecting Civilians from Small Drones on the Battlefield" by @FaineGreenwood, a renowned expert in drone technology. 
In this enlightening session, Faine will delve into the growing risks posed by small drones in conflict zones, drawing from her extensive research on drone usage in the Ukraine War. Discover the evolving landscape of drone threats, from "suicide" drones to data privacy concerns, and explore the urgent need for best practices to safeguard civilians and aid workers.
 Gain insights into:
- Kinetic dangers from modified consumer drones
- Risks associated with drone-collected data
- Challenges in identifying small drones in airspace
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research and strategies to mitigate risks and empower non-combatants in the face of emerging threats. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the ethical integration of drone technology into modern society.
Faine Greenwood - Drone Technology Analyst & Researcher
Extensive experience with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, New America Foundation, World Bank, and more.
Published in Slate, Foreign Policy, World Politics Review
April 23rd at 3pm in Room GC A3 30
Mark your calendars and be part of this crucial conversation on protecting civilians in an era of rapid technological advancement. Let's shape a safer future together! 


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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