Register now! Defence Academy conference: 'Putting Modern Deterrence into Practice'

01 February 2019 / Categories: DA News and Events

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), invites you to its annual conference on 21-23 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?’  Overall, we aim 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.

Key note speakers

We are thrilled to announce Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh, UK Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council and Dr Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California as this year's conference key note speakers. You can read their bio's in the links provided. 

Format of the event

Deterrence has risen up policymakers’ agendas around the globe, generating an appetite for deterrence conferences, symposia and fora.  We have crafted a dynamic format for the event, fusing theorists and practitioners through scenario-based interactive sessions.  This format aims to encourage interaction amongst delegates and is a format that has been well-received when previously facilitated by King’s College London.
Download the full programme here. 

Centre for Defence Education Research and Analysis

The conference is being convened by the Defence Academy’s Centre for Defence Education Research and Analysis (CDERA), which aims to influence the defence and security community and national debate on strategic and joint education challenges and opportunities. Watch this space as we will be shortly launching CDERA to you!

Register your interest 

If you are interested in attending the conference, please register by completing the application form and return it to us by 30 April 2019. 
Join in the conversation on Twitter using #DeterrenceConf and #Deterrence.

Conference fees 

Conference fees include accommodation and food costs:
UK serving military and Civil Servants-Free
Industry, overseas delegates and academia- £75 

Draft papers: ‘what are the challenges of putting deterrence into practice in an increasingly complex and interconnected world?'

Thank you to everyone that submitted their abstract for the conference. Successful applicants have been notified and draft papers will be submitted by Friday 12 April 2019 so feedback can be provided before final paper submission by Friday 10 May 2019. 

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

Further related reading

Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) publication: Joint Doctrine Note 1/19 Deterrence: the Defence Contribution

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