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SYP UK webinar: China’s Surveillance Technology Abuse and the Uyghur People

Date / Time: Wed 20th January, 7pm – 8.15pm

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y2qzpmcr

Oxford Student/Young Pugwash’s next event will feature Dr. Darren Byler and Rahima Mahmut, discussing China’s deployment of digital surveillance technologies against Muslim minority groups and the experience of the Uyghur people.…

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Call for presentations: Pugwash Peace Workshops – SYP UK 2021

In March 2021, SYP UK will hold a series of online workshops to explore challenges and opportunities relating to international co-operation, arms control and peace.

In the spirit of our ‘in person’ Annual Conferences (here), we hope to bring together a selection of presentations from students, young researchers, practitioners and experts from across the UK and world.…

VIDEO: Ethics & Digital – Feminist cybersecurity and Decolonising AI (5th Nov)

In this SYP UK webinar, Dr Kanta Dihal (Leverhulme Future of Intelligence Centre) discussed her work on Decolonising AI and Julia Slupska (Digital Ethics Lab) talked about feminist cybersecurity.

The Chair was Niamh Healy (UCL), SYP UK President.…

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VIDEO: Science and Indigenous Peoples (24th Nov)

In this webinar, SYP UK hosted Riley Taitingfong and Dr Hilding Neilson discussed science and technology from the perspective of Indigenous communities.

Riley Taitingfong, a PhD candidate at UCSD (here), introduced her work on gene drives on Pacific Ocean islands in the context of historic and ongoing impacts of settler colonialism and military experimentation.…

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VIDEO: Codes for Coders – Killer robots, ethics and the law (17th Nov)

This SYP webinar looked at the role of tech workers and STEM students in efforts to challenge the rise of lethal autonomous weapons (‘killer robots’).

Our guest speaker was Taniel Yusef (WILPF UK), who is researching the views of and current regulatory frameworks for STEMists working on robot-relevant tech.…