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May 8, 2013 – Drones Roundtable


“Robots in War: Early Lessons from the Middle East,

Libya and North America”

 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 − Dominion of Canada General Insurance Building – 165 University Avenue, Toronto    

When the US entered Iraq in 2003, they had fewer than 100 UAVs; by 2009, they had over 7,000. Since then, drones have taken their place as a central feature of American military strategy. The use of robots on the battlefield is a rapidly growing trend that is expected to reshape the future of warfare as we know it!Come join us for a discussion of how robotics has changed modern warfare and what the future holds for this emerging technology. Drawing on his experiences with governments and organizations abroad, Charles Barlow, President of Zariba Security will touch on some of the tactical, moral and legal controversies surrounding the use of robots in war.


About the Speaker

Charles Barlow is the President of the Zariba Security Corporation, an Ottawa-based company working primarily with governments overseas. A former Canadian military officer and McGill graduate with deployments in Bosnia, the Middle East and Afghanistan, Charles ran DND’s Afghanistan Intelligence Response Team and was DND’s senior secondee to the Integrated Threat Assessment Centre. He also worked for the United Nations on UNIIIC, the investigation of the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.


 Event Details

Wednesday May 8, 2013
6:00pm – 7:30pm (followed by reception)
Dominion of Canada General Insurance Building
165 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (University & Adelaide), 4th Floor Conference Room

Member Price: $20
Non-Member Price: $25
Student: $15
NCC Student Member: Free

Please RSVP by May 7, 2013
Email: rsvp@atlantic-council.ca or Phone:  (416) 979-1875
For additional information/and or to confirm attendance please contact Khalid Mahdi at khalid.mahdi@atlantic-council.ca

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