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War material research - progressive or problematic?

Some say cooperation between scientists and engineers and the defence industry is a win win situation with spin-off effects on many sectors of society. Others claim scientists and engineers have a personal responsibility for the weapons being the result of the cooperation. Do we want an ethical code for research effects on conflict? What considerations should be made by the universities?

Wednesday 13 february 17.30 – 19.00

T1 C-huset, Linköping University

Program

War material research in Sweden

Idriz Zogai, INFF

Is a policy against war material research possible?

Javier Alcalde, Fundaciò per la Pau

Ethical considerations regarding research at Linköping University

Mats Arwidson, Linköpings Universitet

Questions and general debate

Moderator

Linda Åkerström, Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society


2008-02-07




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