Occasional Events

Seminar on New Weapons Technologies

Brisbane,  28–30 November 2018

Organised in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the University of Queensland

Emerging Military Technologies Applied to Urban Warfare

Multidisciplinary Roundtable | Melbourne, 21–22 March 2018

Organised in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law

Future Wars and Public Conscience

Symposium on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Emerging Military Technologies | Melbourne, 29–30 May 2017

Negotiating a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Conversation with Treasa Dunworth and Tilman Ruff
Melbourne, 23 May 2017

Soldier Enhancement: New Technologies and the Future Battlefield

Panel Discussion | Melbourne, 27 May 2014

Organised in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, the Australian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross

Seminar Series

PREMT runs a seminar series with guest speakers whose work touches upon, but does not necessarily overlap with, the work of the research group. These seminars take place under the Chatham House rule and are not recorded. Except where otherwise indicated, participation is by invitation only. To inquire, please contact PREMT.

Grey Zones in the International Law of Cyberspace

Seminar #15 | Melbourne, 16 August 2017
Prof Michael N Schmitt
US Naval War College/University of Exeter

New Technologies and the Modern Battlefield: A Humanitarian Perspective

Seminar #14 | Melbourne, 31 May 2017
Dr Neil Davison
International Committee of the Red Cros

Tallinn 2.0: The New Manual on the Law of Cyber Operations

Seminar #13 | Melbourne, 27 February 2017
Ms Liis Vihul
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Gain-of-Function Research Ethics

Seminar #12 | Melbourne, 16 December 2016
Prof Michael Selgelid
Monash Centre for Human Bioethics

Drones, Automation and Autonomy

Seminar #11 | Melbourne, 15 November 2016
Dr William Boothby

A Conversation about Regulatory Regimes and Emerging Technologies

Seminar #10 | Melbourne, 19 July 2016
A/Prof Diana Bowman
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Increasingly Autonomous Weapon Systems

Seminar #9 | Melbourne, 20 July 2015
Asst/Prof Chris Jenks
SMU Dedman School of Law

Maritime Operations, Autonomous Weapons, and Law

Seminar #8 | Melbourne, 11 June 2015
A/Prof Rob McLaughlin
ANU College of Law


Seminar #7 | Melbourne, 29 May 2015
Prof Richard W Ziolkowski
University of Arizona

Detecting and Defending against Network Attacks

Seminar #6 | Melbourne, 14 May 2015
Prof Chris Leckie
University of Melbourne

Emerging Technologies and Military Mental Health

Seminar #5 | Melbourne, 28 April 2015
Prof David Forbes
Phoenix Australia: Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Dual-Use Defence Research

Seminar #4 | Melbourne, 9 April 2015
Dr Tom Oxley
Royal Melbourne Hospital/University of Melbourne

Autonomous Weapon Systems

Seminar #3 | Melbourne, 12 February 2015
A/Prof Rob Sparrow
Monash University

Regulating Sonic Warfare

Seminar #2 | Melbourne, 9 October 2014
Dr James Parker
Melbourne Law School

Ethical Discourse on Human Enhancement

Seminar #1 | Melbourne, 18 September 2014
Prof Julian Savulescu
University of Oxford