Tech for Peace

Can technology help prevent conflict, de-escalate violence and build peace? Can so-called emerging technologies be deployed for the good of humanity? Or will the advances in technology spell disaster for our future?

Dr. Martin Wählisch is a founding member of the Innovation Cell in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (UN DPPA), a unit dedicated to explore, pilot, and implement cross-cutting and innovative practices in conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding. Drawing on big data analytics, machine learning, behavioral science, remote sensing, foresight, and virtual and augmented reality, the team assists UN offices around the world in applying emerging technologies to mitigate conflict and sustain peace.

Join the Hitachi Center and the Murrow Center in welcoming Dr. Wählisch to discuss how emerging technologies can help in addressing situations of conflict, and building peace around the world.

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