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Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 2017April 3, 2018
The drive to ban nuclear weapons On December 10, 2017, Beatrice Fihn and Canadian Setsuko Thurlow accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). What follows is an edited version of their remarks when they accepted the award. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 39 Issue 1 Spring 2018 Beatrice Fihn Today, it is ...
The changing nature of war, forced displacement, and global disarmamentApril 3, 2018
Academics and researchers have noted a marked change in the nature of wars since the 1990s; interstate or international wars have largely been replaced by intrastate or civil wars. Intrastate wars are often more intense and drag on for years—even decades. They involve a multiplicity of actors, including ever-evolving coalitions and splintering of non-state armed groups or irregular combatants with ...
Algorithms are not impartialApril 3, 2018
As new technology is shaped by old biases, stereotypes, and prejudices, users must remain vigilant Joy Buolamwini, now a PhD student at MIT’s Center for Civic Media, was an undergraduate when she first encountered a problem with facial recognition software. She was trying to teach a robot to play peek-a-boo, but the robot did not seem to recognize her (Couch ...
Canada and Saudi Arabia: An arms deal no matter whatApril 3, 2018
Seven months after disturbing footage appeared to show Canadian-made armoured vehicles being used against civilians in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Global Affairs Canada announced the results of the investigation it launched into the alleged abuses. Addressing the House Foreign Affairs Committee in February, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that there was “no conclusive evidence” that Canadian equipment had been ...