Dr Sebastian Kaempf, Senior Lecturer from the School of Political Science and International Studies is presenting a webinar hosted by the Australian Institute for International Affairs Victoria, 'Cyberspace, Security, Privacy and Human Rights'. 

This event is online only. Registrations close on Tue 30 June at 2pm, after which you will receive a follow-up email containing details of how to join the Zoom webinar. The webinar will commence at 5pm AEST (Melbourne time, UTC+10).

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Technology is developing exponentially, largely to the benefit of humankind. But we face a disturbing trend today where the same technologies we use in our daily lives – the internet and smartphones primary among them – are intersecting with war, violence, cyber espionage, and surveillance. 

Corporations, governments, and other actors are rapidly reshaping the world of technology and cyberspace, with repercussions that threaten the future of liberal democracy, human rights and freedom. 

What are the global political trends in cyberspace? How are they impacting on security, privacy and human rights? 

AIIA Victoria invites you to join Dr. Sebastian Kaempf to explore and discuss this complex and thought-provoking topic.

Dr Sebastian Kaempf is Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland’s School of Political Science and International Studies. He is the author of ‘Saving Soldiers or Civilians: Casualty-Aversion versus Civilian Protection in Asymmetric Conflicts’ (Cambridge University Press, May 2018). His research interests are in International Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, the Ethics and the Laws of War, and the impact of digital new media technology on contemporary security. He won the ISA Deborah Gerner Award for Teaching Innovation in 2020. He also convenes the free online courseMediaWarX: Global Media, War, and Technology’.