Welcome to the launching of the recently published edited volume "The Good Drone".
On 29 March, PRIO and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) will host the formal book launch for the recently published edited volume "The Good Drone". Einar Ryvarden (Digital Manager, Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening) will moderate a conversation with the book's editors, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO).
Light lunch will be served!
The Good Drone
While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. This innovative new volume aims to explore that gap. It argues that the commercial and military prospects of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has produced an alternative discourse on drones, one dedicated to developing and publicizing the endless possibilities that drones have for “doing good”. Furthermore, it is suggested that the “Good Drone” narrative has been appropriated back into the drone warfare discourse as a strategy to make war “more human”.