New grant: DIAS Fellow secures NATO funding success

Dr. James Rogers, DIAS Fellow in War Studies, and member of SDU’s Centre for War Studies, has been awarded 380,000 DKK (EUR 51,000.00) for the project ‘The Vulnerabilities of the Drone Age: Strategic Foresight Planning out to 2035’.

James Rogers will take up the position of NATO Country Director for the project, and Michael Haas will be coordinating the contributions of the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, which will serve as a Partner Country institution for this project. Dr. Dominika Kunertova (ETH Zurich), who helped develop the project whilst working as a Postdoc at SDU, and Dr. Tom Waldman (Macquarie University) will form the Organising Committee

Exciting collaboration for DIAS

The funding is provided by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security programme and it will facilitate major advanced research workshops (ARW) that will contribute to NATO strategic foresight planning by focusing on the past, present, and future of countering hostile drone technologies.

James states: “I am very excited to get started on this project. It is great for DIAS and CWS to be working closely with NATO and our international CSS partners on such an important and societally challenging security issue”.

The workshops will draw together over 30 participants from across the world and across disciplines to address the challenges posed by the new drone age.


More information

For more on the drone threat see James’ 2019 TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GbXictC9eU

Or read James’ latest article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2019/10/the-dark-side-of-our-drone-future/

Read more about NATO: http://www.nato.int/science

Contact: jrg@sam.sdu.dk

Twitter: @DrJamesRogers