Room: H 2013
International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) / NaturwissenschaftlerInnen-Initiative (NatWiss)
Increasingly, military research is being conducted at public universities and science institutions. Not only the natural sciences but also social sciences utilize militarily under the umbrella of “security” research and civil-military cooperation. Money spent in military R&D is very much needed in other fields of science trying to solve the challenges of our century (i.e. climate change, inequality). We will give analysis of military research in various facets in different countries, discuss about the responsibility of science and scientists for their doings in our society, and alternative actions including whistleblowing and civil clauses.
Subrata Ghoshroy, INES/ MIT
Nina Knöchelmann, Scientists for Peace/ NatWiss
Dietrich Schulze, Scientists for Peace/ NatWiss, Initiative against Military Research at Universities
Stuart Parkinson, Scientists for Global Responsibility