Keeping Watch


  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Location: National Defense University, Lincoln Hall Room 3305, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  • Please RSVP to Nelly Mobula (202-685-1971), [email protected]
  • Or register online
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ACUNS member Dr. Walter Dorn,  is delivering the keynote address at the National Defense University’s Forum on “Peacekeeping Technologies for the Protection of  Civilians”. Dr. Dorn is the author of Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations. Dr. Dorn spoke at length about this book in our BookTalk Podcast 1.

The goal of the forum is to increase awareness of peacekeeping technologies and how they are being used in practice. While much attention has been given to providing the UN with helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Dr. Dorn emphasizes the importance of basic tools such as smart phones, night vision goggles, video surveillance, and tethered balloons. The forum will include two panels of experts to explore how the UN and African militaries might go about pilot projects to make use of these innovations.

Panelists Include:

  • Colonel Thomas Dempsey, African Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)
  • Dwight Raymond, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
  • Sarah Williamson, Protect the People (PTP)
  • David Rogers, MobileGov
  • Alison Giffen, Stimson Center