Chatterjee to Present on Peace, Dangerous Technologies at Copenhagen Conference

Deen Chatterjee, Senior Fellow of Law at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, will present his current book manuscript, Just Peace as Preventive Non-Intervention, at a conference titled “An Open World: Science, Technology and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr’s Thoughts” in Copenhagen on December 4-6.  The event, in celebration of Niels Bohr’s famous Open Letter to the United Nations in 1950, will bring international scientists, policy-makers, and leading scholars to discuss how dangerous technologies are to be shared in an “open world.” The title of Chatterjee’s talk is “Niels Bohr and the Ethics of Cyber Warfare.” The paper is posted on the conference website in the panel on “Military Technologies of Tomorrow.”

The conference will be inaugurated by the Crown Prince of Denmark and the UNESCO Deputy Secretary General. One of the keynotes in the opening session will be delivered by the Director General of the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency. At the conference, Princess Marie of Denmark, along with the Deputy Director General of UNESCO and the Danish Minister of Education, will preside over the award of the UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medals.

Earlier, in August, Chatterjee gave an invited talk with the President of the World Congress in a special session of the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece, on his book project. The title of Chatterjee’s talk was “Globalizing Political Philosophy,” with a focus on justice and globalization. In November Chatterjee presented his research on war and reconciliation in New York City at the annual Carnegie Council Fellows panel, which he chaired.

Chatterjee has also been named a trustee of the soon-to-be-initiated Oxford Carnegie Human Rights Workshops at the University of Oxford.