The Evolution of the Battlefield
International Humanitarian Law, Drone Technology and Cyber Warfare
As the ICRC marks 150 years since its founder, Henri Dunant, witnessed the carnage of a battlefield near Solferino, Italy, the ICRC confronts a new, modern battlefield. Vice President Christine Beerli will discuss the changing means and methods of warfare within the context of international humanitarian law, focusing on new armed actors and new technologies. Jim Lewis will offer comments and reflections on today's technological advances and national security imperatives.