Published: Feb. 6, 2017

Policy, Ethics and the Future of Drones

You're invited to attend a symposium on Friday-Saturday, March 3rd -4th, organized by the CU Grand Challenge, IRISS, on “Policy, Ethics and the Future of Drones.” There will be an exciting lineup of speaker and panelists to address difficult issues of knowledge, power, ethics, and regulation surrounding this military (and increasingly private and commercial) technology. The event is free and open to the public. One goal of this event is to demonstrate that there is widespread interest on campus in the social and political issues of drones- and not just their technical and engineering aspects.

The schedule is as follows. All events will be held in Atlas 100:

Friday March 3
4:00 - 5:30 PM: Hugh Gusterson, George Washington University, author of Drone: Remote Control Warfare,
“Remote Killing: Drones, Democracy and War” (co-sponsored by the Depts of Geography and Anthropology)

Saturday March 4
9:30-10:00 AM
Cory Dixon, an introduction to the broader IRISS Grand Challenge project

10:00-11:30 AM
Panel 1: Policy, Regulation, Law
Meg Leta Jones, Georgetown University
Bill Goodwin, Airmap General Counsel
Blake Reid, University of Colorado Law 
Brian Argrow, University of Colorado, Aerospace Engineering

11:30 AM -12:00 noon
Poetry Reading: Kim Garcia reading from her book, Drone, winner of a number of book awards

12:00-12:45 PM
lunch, provided for participants

12:45-1:15 PM
Live Performance: Phone Homer: Clytemnestra’s Guide to Surveillance-Free Living
lecture-demonstration by Michelle Ellsworth, CU Department of Theater and Dance

1:15-3:15 PM
Panel 2: Ethics, Power, Knowledge
Hugh Gusterson, George Washington University, author of Drone: Remote Control Warfare
Major Joe Chapa, US Air Force Academy, military ethics and philosophy
Mara Goldman, CU Boulder, Geography, focus on knowledge politics and drones in conservation
Eric Frew, CU Boulder, Aerospace Engineering
Kim Garcia, poet, author of Drone