Tue, 27 November 2018 // 2 – 6.30 p.m. // Vortragssaal Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg
Armed conflict often poses a dilemma: should soldiers primarily defend themselves or the local civilian population? A focus on force protection makes it difficult for soldiers to defend civilians from insurgent or criminal violence, and may also lead the military to cause civilian casualties. Prioritizing civilian protection and thus accepting higher own risks clashes with the aversion of democracies against casualties among their own citizens. Drawing on insight from political science, law, military sociology, and political philosophy, the participants to this event discuss the practices, causes, and consequences of risk management in contemporary military missions.