ICCS Events In 'Events' ICCS EventsICCS Seminar SeriesConference and WorkshopsPrevious Events at the ICCS Back to 'Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security' Forthcoming events Knowing how the other thinks: the brain and influence in international confrontations DateTuesday 13th October 2015Location: Muirhead 417DescriptionDr Wright applies two core new insights from the modern brain sciences. First, the neural phenomenon of "prediction error" that provides a tool to increase or decrease the impact of our actions. Second, specific social motivations that can limit deterrence and cause escalation and de-escalation. He discusses historical and contemporary cases, U.S. and Chinese doctrine, a China-U.S. escalation scenario and policy recommendations.Categories: Lectures Talks and Workshops Security, Ecology and Climate Change DateMonday 19th October 2015Location: Muirhead 417DescriptionDr Matt McDonald presents his latest work on building a new ecological security discourse, oriented towards ecosystem resilience and the rights and needs of the most vulnerable across space (populations of developing worlds), time (future generations) and species (other living beings).Categories: Lectures Talks and Workshops 'Drone' the Documentary, plus post-screening Q&A DateTuesday 10th November 2015Location: Midland Arts CentreDescription'Drone' is a documentary about the secret CIA drone war. The film, explores the use of drones through intimate stories from the war on terror, will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with experts on the ethics, strategy, and legality of drone use.Categories: Alumni, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences Overcoming a lack of trust to facilitate peace agreements in divided societies DateMonday 16th November 2015Location: Muirhead 417DescriptionDr Dawn Walsh will present her work on peace agreements in divided societies, particularly those that include an element of territorial self-government (TSG). Using international examples, including Northern Ireland and Bosnia, Walsh's research demonstrates that a lack of trust between conflict parties necessitated the inclusion of a range of guarantee mechanisms which increased confidence that the TSG element of the peace agreement would be respected. These guarantees include international guarantees, both hard and soft, domestic guarantees provided in constitutional, special or ordinary domestic legislation, and arbitration and coordination committees.Categories: Lectures Talks and Workshops Nuclear strategy in the cyber age: new challenges for the ultimate weapon DateMonday 14th December 2015Location: Muirhead 417DescriptionDr Andrew Futter will present his latest research on nuclear strategy in an era dominated by computers and information technology. Questioning the central axioms and orthodoxy surrounding nuclear utility, security and strategy, Futter's research explains how and in what ways contemporary nuclear thinking is being challenged, reconstituted or compounded by cyber weapons, the threat of cyber attack, and the broader dynamics of the information age.Categories: Lectures Talks and Workshops See all of our previous events at the ICCS.