Protecting People with Technology: Modernizing U.N. Peacekeeping

DateWednesday, May 29, 2013

As U.N. peace operations are asked and expected to do more in increasingly complex and dangerous environments, this discussion with Dr. Walter Dorn, professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada and the Canadian Forces College, explored the challenges and opportunities of leveraging a broad spectrum of technologies to enable U.N. peace operations to more effectively and safely protect civilians. Sarah Williamson, managing director of Protect the People, served as moderator.

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Dorn has also taught at the Pearson Centre and as a visiting professional in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He has served with the United Nations Mission in East Timor, the United Nations in Ethiopia, at U.N. headquarters as a training adviser and as a consultant with the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations. His book "Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations" was published in 2011 by U.N. University Press.

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