What are nanomaterials? How different are they from nanotechnologies? How relevant are they for international security and disarmament? UNIDIR's Security and Technology Programme's latest technology primer, "Magnifying Nanomaterials", aims to answer these, and other questions in an accessible way. This launch event will explore definition, trends and security implications related to nanomaterials and their applications through a moderated discussion with the author of the research paper, Ms. Kobi Leins, This event opens a series of policy conversations dedicated to life sciences that UNIDIR will organize in the lead-up to the 2020 Innovations Dialogue, scheduled for 8 June 2020.
The panel will be moderated by Giacomo Persi Paoli, Programme Lead of the UNIDIR Security and Technology Programme.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, 7 February.
Coffee and croissants will be provided.
Read the primer, "Magnifying Nanomaterials" by Kobi Leins
Kobi Leins, Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics with the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a non-resident Fellow in Digital Ethics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a non-resident Fellow at the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research. Lein's PhD, submitted in 2019, is entitles, 'International Law Applicable to the Use of Nanomaterials in Wars and will be published in 2021 with Cambridge University Press.