Defence Academy conference: 'Putting Modern Deterrence into Practice'

01 February 2019 / Categories: DA News and Events

Event date: 22/05/2019 09:00 - 23/05/2019 13:00 Export event

The Defence Academy, in association with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance (DAAA) and King’s College London (KCL), will be hosting its annual conference on 22-23 May 2019.  The theme of the conference is 'Putting Modern Deterrence into Practice'.

The question the conference seeks to examine is, ‘in the context of global security, what are the challenges of putting deterrence into practice in an increasingly complex and interconnected world?’  The conference aims to explore the concept and practice of deterrence in the 21st century, including: the challenges of deterrence across multiple domains, involving multiple actors, both state and non-state; the challenges of communication in a networked world; deterrence and alliance cohesion; and the perils of escalation.

Deterrence has, in recent times, risen up policymakers’ agendas around the globe.  As a result the market for deterrence conferences, symposia and forum is a crowded one.  Recognising this, we have crafted a dynamic format for the event, with the unique selling point being the fusion of theorists and practitioners through scenario-based interactive sessions.  This format provides a signature element, aimed to encourage maximum interaction amongst delegates and is a format that has been well-received when previously facilitated by Kings College London.

The conference is being convened by the Defence Academy’s Centre for Defence Educational Research and Analysis (CDERA), which aims to influence the defence and security community and national debate on strategic and joint education challenges and opportunities. 

Join in the conversation on Twitter using #DeterrenceConf and #Deterrence.

Call for papers

The Defence Academy is issuing a ‘call for papers’ engaging with the question, ‘what are the challenges of putting deterrence into practice in an increasingly complex and interconnected world?' Interested? Find out more and how to apply to the panel.

If you have any further questions about conference, please email the Defence Academy Deterrence Conference 2019 team. 



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