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Program

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 

13.45 - 14.15 | REGISTRATION | School of International Studies HALL
 

14.15 - 14.45 | PLENARY SESSION - Opening | Room 111
Filippo Andreatta, Director - IP Lab
Paolo Foradori, Deputy Director, School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy

Carla Monteleone
, Chair of the Standing Group - University of Palermo, Italy
Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Chair of the Standing Group - Catholic University of Milan, Italy

 

14.45 - 16.30 | PANEL 1 - Technology, Autonomy and Warfare | Room 108
Chair/Discussant: Huub Dijstelbloem, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  1. Deadly Design: The Politics of Engineering Lethal Autonomous Weapons
    Marijn Hoijtink, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. (Re)Cognizing War
    Andrew Dwyer, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

  3. International Security and Human Rights: Does AI Require a Reshaping of International Legal Regimes? The Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS) Case Study
    Federica Merenda, Sant’Anna School Pisa, Italy & Luigi Martino, Sant’Anna School Pisa, Italy

  4. Article 36 Reviews and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
    Valentina Bacco, University of Trento & Sant'Anna School Pisa, Italy

 

14.45 - 16.30 | PANEL 2 - Space Policy in the 21st Century: the Earth Observation Case | Room 111
Chairs/Discussants: Paolo Foradori, University of Trento, Italy & Jean Pierre Darnis, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Italy

  1. EO in Europe, from Institutional Programs to Commercial Markets. A New Sovereignty on the Horizon
    Xavier Pasco, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, France

  2. Principle EO Trends in Russia, China and India.
    Isabelle Sourbès-Verger, CERNS, France 

  3. ESA Support for Institutional Civil Security
    Antonio Ciccolella, European Space Agency (ESA), Italy

  4. The New Space Economy and EO Impacts on Productivity and Growth
    Andrea Sommariva, Bocconi University, Italy

     

16.30 - 17.00 | COFFEE BREAK | SIS HALL

 

17.00 - 18.15 | PANEL 3 - (In)Security, Platforms and Infrastructures | Room 108
Chair/Discussant: Marijn Hoijtink, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  1. Emergency Infrastructures, Automation and Public/Private Security Hybrids
    Nathaniel O’Grady, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  2. Governing Large-Scale Surveillance Systems: Politics of Maintenance and Protection
    Georgios Glouftsios, University of Trento, Italy

  3. Securing the Platform: How Google Becomes a Security Actor
    Anneroos van Hardeveld, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

17.00 - 18.15 | PANEL 4 - Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Technological Innovations  | Room 111
Chair/Discussant: Paolo Foradori, University of Trento, Italy

  1. Implications of the Current Frictions within the Alliance and the Further Build-up of European Defense for Nuclear Deterrence in Europe
    Tom Sauer, University of Antwerp, Belgium

  2. Governance Approaches in a Technology-induced Proliferation Risk Environment. The Case of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disruption
    Enrico Fiorentini, Consulting Advisor, Office of Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, MAECI, Italy

  3. Technological Change, Shifts in Strategy and the Prospects for Stable Deterrence in the Gulf
    Fred H. Lawson, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

 

18.15 - 19.30 | PLENARY SESSION | Room 111
Keynote Speaker: Roberto Battiston, University of Trento, Italy 

 

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Friday, 14th June, 2019   

 

09.00 - 10.15 | PANEL 5 - (In)Security, Digitisation and Algorithmic Governmentality | Room 108
Chair/Discussant: Nathaniel O’Grady, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  1. Big Data, Algorithmic Governmentality and the Regulation of Pandemic Risk
    Stephen L. Roberts, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

  2. Semi-Automated Pre-emption: Algorithmic Risk Assessment and the Legal Subject
    Adam Harkens, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

  3. New Digital Technologies and the Study of In/security in International Studies
    Edward Stoddard, Sant’Anna School Pisa, Italy & Alessandra Russo, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France

      

09.00 - 10.15 | PANEL 6 (session 1) - Bioinformatics, Food Security and Climate Change | Room 111
Chair/Discussant: Riccardo Rigon, University of Trento, Italy 

  1. Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology: Addressing New Challenges for Fairness and Equity in Biodiversity Governance
    Elsa Tsioumani, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada 

  2. Spatio-temporal variation of water use worldwide: volumes, efficiency and sustainability
    Stefania Tamea, DIATI, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

     

10.15 - 10.45 | COFFEE BREAK | SIS HALL 

 

10.45 - 12.00 | PANEL 6 (session 2) - Bioinformatics, Food Security and Climate Change | Room 111
Chair/Discussant: Riccardo Rigon, University of Trento, Italy 

  1. Multinational Enterprises and the Organization of Global Food
    Armando Rungi, IMT Lucca, Italy

  2.  International Food Trade and Cross-border Macronutrient Flows
    Stefano Schiavo, University of Trento, Italy & Silvio Traverso, University of Trento, Italy 

 

10.45 - 12.00 | PANEL 7 - Borders, (In)Security and Technology | Room 108
Chair: Anna Casaglia, University of Trento, Italy 
Discussant: Katja Lindskov Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  1. The Continuation of the Border by Other Means
    Huub Dijstelbloem, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. An Inquiry into the Digitisation of Border and Migration Management: Performativity, Technoscience and Contestation
    Georgios Glouftsios, University of Trento, Italy & Stephan Scheel, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  3. The Difficulties of the Implementation of the Cross-Border Videoprotection in the Case of the Swiss-French Cooperation
    Jean-François Clouzet, University of Geneva, Switzerland


     

10.45 - 12.00 | PANEL 8 - Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and International Relations | Room 112
Chair/Discussant: Giampiero Giacomello, University of Bologna, Italy 

  1. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on US-China Strategic Relationship
    Jinghua Lyu, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA

  2. Sovereign States in Cyberspace: You’ve Come a Long Way
    Samuele Dominioni, IMT Lucca, Italy

  3. Russia Hacked: Problematic Sources for Insights on Conflicts in Ukraine and the South Caucasus
    Giorgio Comai, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale (CCI) & Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), Italy

 

10.45 - 12.00 | PANEL 9 (session 1) - Contesting the Regional Order: East Asia between China and the US | Room 117
Chairs/Discussants: Matteo Dian, University of Bologna, Italy & Giuseppe Gabusi, University of Turin, Italy

  1. Feeling the Pressure: the Border Factor in Myanmar’s Interaction with China and India
    Giuseppe Gabusi, University of Turin, Italy

  2. Explaining Stagnation and Change in China’s Military. Theories of Military Change and the People’s Liberation Army
    Simone Dossi, University of Milan, Italy

 

12.00 - 13.15 | PLENARY SESSION - Pierre Hassner Lecture | Room 111
Speaker: Pascal Vennesson, RSIS - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

13.15 - 14.30 | LUNCH | SIS HALL

 

14.30 - 16.15 | PANEL 9 (session 2) - Contesting the Regional Order: East Asia between China and the US | Room 117
Chairs/Discussants: Matteo Dian, University of Bologna, Italy & Giuseppe Gabusi, University of Turin, Italy

  1. Non-proliferation Strategies and Health Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia in the Era of Gene Drives: Global Obligations and Regional Security Architectures
    Francesca Cerutti, University of Milan, Italy

  2. Alternative Narratives to the Liberal International Order. The Case of China and Russia
    Flavia Lucenti, University of Roma Tre, Italy

  3. Covert Balancing. Great Powers, Secondary States and U.S. Balancing Strategies Against China
    Hugo Meijer, Sciences Po, France & Luis Simón, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

 

14.30 - 16.15 | PANEL 10 - The Evolution of Peacebuilding: New Technologies, Concepts and Practices in the European Union | Room 108
Chair: Nicoletta Pirozzi, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) & University “Roma Tre”, Italy
Discussant: Valentina Bartolucci, University of Pisa, Italy

  1. Unpacking the Conceptual Texture of the EUGS
    Serena Giusti, Sant'Anna School Pisa, Italy

  2. An Integrated Approach to Conflicts and Crises
    Giovanni Faleg, EU Institute for Security Studies, France

  3. Dual-Use Technologies: Satellites Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
    Andrea Aversano Stabile, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Italy

  4. Ensuring Sustainability of Peacebuilding Efforts through Local Ownership
    Bernardo Venturi, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Italy

 

14.30 - 16.15 | PANEL 11 - Internet Communication Technologies, Critical Infrastructures, and Authoritarian Resilience: a View from East Asia | Room 112
Chair: Gianni Bonvicini, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Italy
Discussant: Francesco N. Moro, University of Bologna, Italy

  1. Playing into the Tyrant’s Hands: Understanding the Role of Technology in China’s Consolidation of Social Control
    Alessandro Albana, University of Bologna, Italy

  2. Keeping Chinese Big Brother off the ‘Down Under’. China, Australia and the 5G issue’
    Raimondo Neironi, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

  3. The State Behind the Screen: Myanmar’s Internet Boom and the Spread of anti-Rohingya Propaganda on Social Media
    Andrea Passeri, University of Bologna, Italy

  4. The Contentious Politics of Students’ Keyboard Armies in Southeast Asia
    Licia Proserpio, University of Bologna, Italy

  5. China and Russia’s Cyber Power: a Threat or a Life Jacket in the Energy Sector?
    Francesco Sassi, University of Pisa, Italy

     

16.15 - 16.45 | COFFEE BREAK | SIS HALL

  

16.45 - 18.00 | PANEL 12 | Research Avenues in IR and Technology: Defence Offsets, Learning Mechanisms and Data Flows | Room 111
Chair: Emanuele Castelli, University of Parma, Italy

  1. Learning Mechanisms and IR
    Alessia Chiriatti, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy

  2. A theory of Defence Offsets
    Jonata Anicetti, European University Institute Florence, Italy

  3. The Transfer of Personal Data from the EU to the US under the GDPR: The Uncertain Future of the EU-US Privacy Shield
    Isabella Oldani, University of Trento, Italy

 

16.45 - 18.00 | PANEL 13 - Fear, Protectionism and Investment in the Age of ‘Globalization 4.0’ | Room 108
Chair: Eugenia Baroncelli, University of Bologna, Italy

  1. Learning, Proximity and Voting Beliefs: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Nuclear Referenda
    Giuseppe Pignataro & and Giovanni Prarolo, University of Bologna, Italy 

  2. Protectionist Preferences in the Age of Political Polarization: Individual Determinants and Regional Shocks 
    Eugenia Baroncelli, University of Bologna, Italy & Fedra Negri, University of Milan, Italy

  3. Appropriability of Intellectual Assets and the Organization of Global Supply Chains
    Stefano Bolatto, University of Bologna, Italy; Alireza Naghavi, University of Bologna, Italy; Gianmarco Ottaviano, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom & Bocconi University, Italy; Katja Zajc Kejzar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

16.45 - 18.00 | PANEL 14 - Framing Cyber Security Capacity Building: Emerging Challenges for a Nascent Cyber Diplomacy | Room 112
Chair/Discussant: Andrea Calderaro, Cardiff University, United Kingdom 

  1. The Global Cyber Diplomacy War in Developing Cyber Security Capacities
    Andrea Calderaro, Cardiff University, United Kingdom & Anthony Craig, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

  2. Understanding Evidence in Cybersecurity Policy Making
    Madeline Carr, University College London, United Kingdom

  3. The Encastellation of Cyberspace and the Feudal Regime of Cybersecurity
    Mauro Santaniello, University of Salerno, Italy

 

16.45 - 18.00 | PANEL 15 - Technology, Critique and Counter-Terrorism | Room 117
Chair/Discussant: Antonino Ali, University of Trento, Italy

  1. Somalia as Laboratory: Biometrics and the Evolving Counter-Terror Infrastructure 
    Katja Lindskov Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. Counter-Radicalisation and Countering Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans and South Caucasus: the Cases of Kosovo and Georgia
    Alessandra Russo, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France & Ervjola Selenica, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

  3. Bring our Boys Back, Send our Drones Out. RPAs or Spec Ops? Critical Comparison and Analysis of Counter-Terrorism Practices
    Ginevra Fontana, University of Trento and Sant’Anna School Pisa, Italy & Giovanni Luconi, University of Perugia, Italy

 

18.00 - 19.00 | PLENARY SESSION - SGRI GENERAL CONFERENCE | Room 111

 

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Saturday, 15th June, 2019  

 

09.15 - 11.15 | PANEL 16 - Cybersecurity and International Relations: The Intersection between Technology and Policy | Room 111
Chair: Luigi Martino, Sant’Anna School Pisa, Italy
Discussant: Andrea Rigoni, Deloitte, Italy

  1. Data Analytics for Political Purposes Post Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Scandal
    Antonino Alì, University of Trento, Italy

  2. International Affairs, Public Policy in Cyber Security: A Comparative Theoretical Analysis
    Luigi Martino, Sant’Anna School Pisa, Italy & Lars Gjelsvik, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway

  3. Nation-states’ Points of Contact for Addressing Cyber Security Threats and Actions
    Gian Piero Siroli, University of Bologna, Italy

 

09.15 - 11.15 | PANEL 17 - EU’s Migration Governance: the External Dimension | Room 108
Chairs: Enrico Fassi, Università Cattolica, Italy & Michela Ceccorulli, Università di Bologna, Italy

  1. EU’s Approach to Libya and the “War on Smuggling”: an International Political Economy Perspective
    Michela Ceccorulli, PhD, University of Bologna, Italy & Enrico Fassi, Università Cattolica, Italy

  2. The Multilevel Externalisation of the EU Migration Policy. Germany and the EU in the External Dimension of the EU Migration System of Governance
    Antonio Zotti, Università Cattolica, Italy

 

09.15 - 11.15 | PANEL 18 - The Rise of the International | Room 117

Chairs: Michele Chiaruzzi, Università di Bologna, Italy & Richard Devetak, University of Queensland, Australia 

  1. Lorenzo Cello, University of Queensland, Australia

  2. Marco Cesa, Università di Bologna, Italy

  3. Torquato Tasso on Diplomacy
    Michele Chiaruzzi, Università di Bologna, Italy

  4. Richard Devetak, University of Queensland, Australia

  5. Filippo Ruschi, Università di Firenze, Italy 

 

11.15 - 11.45 | COFFEE BREAK | SIS Hall

 

11.45 - 13.00 | PLENARY SESSION | Room 111
Global Security and Emerging Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Speaker: Madeline Carr, University College London, United Kingdom

 

13.00 - 14.15 | LUNCH | SIS Hall

 

14.15 - 14.45 | PLENARY SESSION - Concluding Remarks | Room 111

Filippo Andreatta, Director - IP Lab
Paolo Foradori, Deputy Director, School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy
Carla Monteleone, Chair of the Standing Group - University of Palermo, Italy
Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Chair of the Standing Group - Catholic University of MIlan, Italy