Info: Conference SCIENCE · PEACE · SECURITY ’19

Information on conference:


26.-27.9.2019 | Lichtenberg-Haus, Darmstadt, Germany


Scientific discoveries and technological innovations have always exerted a great influence on peace and security. New civil and military technologies are revolutionizing warfare. Particularly striking areas are cyber warfare and the rapid development of unmanned weapons systems. Issues of nuclear disarmament, missile defense or space armament as well as chemical and biological weapons are again becoming more urgent. Furthermore, frequent use of chemical weapons may lead to erosion of trust in arms control treaties.

The conference SCIENCE · PEACE · SECURITY ’19 aims for an accurate understanding and fruitful discussions of today’s and tomorrow’s peace and security challenges. This includes scientific-technical as well as interdisciplinary contributions, focusing on problems of international security and peacebuilding as well as contributions dedicated to transparency, trust-building, arms control, disarmament, and conflict management.

We invite researchers and practitioners to contribute to this conference. Accepted papers will prospectively be published in the form of conference proceedings (as papers or abstracts) and best papers in a journal special issue (“Science and Global Security”). Taking the 30-years tradition of IANUS at the TU Darmstadt into account, the conference aims at connecting experts across the disciplines to discuss the urgent challenges for global peace and security.


– Cyber-Security, Cyber-War and Cyber-Peace (Prof. Christian Reuter, TU Darmstadt)

– Nuclear Nonproliferation/Disarmament (Prof. Malte Göttsche, RWTH Aachen)

– Biological/Chemical Weapons (Dr. Mirko Himmel, Uni Hamburg)

– Future Arms Control (Dr. Jürgen Altmann, TU Dortmund)

Deadline for talks, posters or papers: April 1st, 2019

We look forward to seeing you in DARMSTADT at SCIENCE · PEACE · SECURITY ’19. |

Conference on the safety of belgium nuclear power plants huge success

The ISR in cooperation with INRAG (International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group)  and the StädteRegion Aachen organized a public conference on the risk posed by Belgium nuclear power plants. The event took place on April 13 and 14 in Aachen, Germany. Media coverage included national TV stations such as WDR (ARD) and ZDF. Several hundred guests listened to our keynote speakers, including the former head of the US Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRC) Gregory Jaczko.

Detailed information on the event including the slided and videos of the presentations can be found on

Public Expert Conference on 13 and 14 April in Aachen on the safety of the Belgian nuclear power plant Tihange 2

In 2016, the ISR published a study on the possible effects of a reactor pressure vessel failure at the Belgian Tihange 2 nuclear power plant (ISR Report Tihange). Just two years later, the Institute, together with the International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group (INRAG), is responsible for the conceptual design of a large-scale expert conference on the safety of Tihange 2. The event is organized in cooperation with the StädteRegion Aachen.

The conference will take place on April 13 and 14, 2018 in Aachen, Germany. The Friday session is specifically targeting a specialist audience, while the lectures and the subsequent discussion on Saturday are open to the interested public. The keynote speaker of the Saturday session include Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Authority and Nikolaus Müllner, chairman of INRAG. The patronage for the event was taken over by the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet.

More information about the event can be found at


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