Secon 2017

On behalf of the German Pirate Party and the non-profit association 42, we would like to invite you to our annual conference on International Security Politics. The Pirate Security Conference will take place alongside our partner, the Munich Security Conference between the 16th and 18th of February 2017 in Munich. The upcoming theme will be ‘Well prepared for things to come’ and covers the following main topics:

    • New Dimensions in the Threat Landscape

New technologies challenge the recent foreign and security policy question concepts of nation states. In particular, conflicts in the so-called “5th. dimension”, the cyber space, the blurring boundaries between internal and external security are increasing. Propaganda and attacks on the economy of a State become part of everyday life since. But rarely such attacks can be traced back to its roots.

    • Global Governance: Norms, Rules and Practices

Globalisation means one thing: The encounter of different cultures, each with there own ideas, actions and lifestyles. But for a fruitful and forward-looking cooperation for a common foundation it is essential to establish. The three cornerstones of this basis consists primarily of negotiated standards, laws and lived practice. Especially with the set up of common norms and common standards, political institutions have been overhauled by the IT-business.
But what opportunities and risks arise from the transnational cooperations of the private sector? What responsibilities do bear companies on human rights and justice in the international community?

    • Conflicts in the 21st Century

The violent conflict for limited resources is as old as humanity itself. Due to climate change and the continuous pollution, the competition intensifies, however visable. Not only for the economy essential commodities such for crude oil and rare earths ensure conflicts,
but increasingly fertile land and fresh water supply. Simultaneously smolder existing Wars continue: The Islamic State had questioned the territorial boundaries of entire countries in the Middle East and also the 70 years of peace in Europe seems more fragile than ever because of not only the Ukraine crisis but the nationalist movements in many European countries.

We are looking forward to see you in February 2017 in Munich.