Laura Birkman & Esther Chavannes at the Altius Conference

October 7th 2019 - 16:28

This weekend, Senior Strategic Analyst Laura Birkman chaired the 2019 Altius Conference "Organizing Society for the 21st Century" panel on the "Future of Planet Earth" at the University of Oxford.
Our Strategic Analyst Esther Chavannes also attended this conference, and will take back the insights gathered at this events to HCSS. 

Laura Birkman is a Senior Strategic Analyst at HCSS where she focuses on issues related to climate security, sustainable development, and defense. She currently leads HCSS work on Water, Peace and Security (WPS), an award winning partnership that looks to pioneer the development of innovative tools and services that help identify and address water-related security risks. She is also a member of the International Military Council on Climate Security (IMCCS).
Esther Chavannes is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS, primarily focusing on topics where security, politics and law intersect. Most recently she conducted research into the ethical challenges of using Robotic and Autonomous Systems in a military context. Apart from emerging technologies in the Defense sector, she works on security challenges in Southeast Asia, regulatory frameworks of civil technology in the EU, and right-wing political violence in the digital age.