SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

CISD - UNA Annual Law Lecture with Professor Michael Schmitt

Professor Michael Schmitt (Exeter Law School)

Date: 18 February 2020Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 18 February 2020Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT

Type of Event: Annual Lecture

As the world struggles to introduce and seek ratification of laws to contain the excesses of conventional warfare and its cruel humanitarian consequences, governments are already embarking on developments in cyber warfare and defence. Who is going to define the limitations of this new universe of humankind’s capacity to exploit technological advances only for further destruction? Who will then draw up laws within which humanity must work, even if only to maintain a sense, however tenuous, that humanity itself still has a place in tomorrow’s world?

Professor Michael Schmitt is a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Senior Research Associate at Hebrew University, Affiliate at Harvard's Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, and General Editor of both International Law Studies and the Lieber Studies series. He serves also as the Howard S. Levie Professor at the United States Naval War College's Stockton Centre for International Law and Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate specializing in operational and international law.

Moderator: Dr Mimi Ajibadé. Mimi is a corporate governance expert and sinologist specialising in UK and Chinese corporate law and governance. She holds a PhD in corporate law and governance, with a focus on China, from SOAS. She is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute: ICSA. Mimi has held a number of senior roles as a corporate and organizational governance expert advising listed companies and not-for-profits. She has held positions at Psion Plc, Paladin Resources Plc, and Manganese Bronze Holdings Plc and has provided corporate governance services to InterContinental Hotel Group plc, J Sainsburys plc and Ladbrokes plc. Mimi is a Member of Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). There she is a member of the Corporate Governance Working Group. She has written both feature and technical articles on corporate governance practice. Mimi is proficient in written and spoken (Mandarin) Chinese, with conversational Yoruba and Hausa.

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