[Spring academy] Artificial intelligence and international law

27 - 31 March 2023
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: €1.150 (Early bird) / €1.295 (Regular) / €750 (Student)
  • Venue: Asser Institute (in person)
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The spring academy on artificial intelligence and international law is an innovative one-week training programme. It provides you with insights into the current and future issues raised by AI from the perspective of international law and related disciplines. For this fifth edition, the programme will take place in the week of 27-31 March 2023 in The Hague. Register now as seats are limited.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly present in almost all sectors of our society, ranging from security, healthcare, and criminal justice to everyday uses for transportation and smart cities. AI innovation is significantly augmenting human capabilities in innumerable ways. However, with the increasing use of AI in many aspects of our lives comes an increasing number of emerging ethical, legal, and policy challenges. There is a need for a better understanding of how these emerging technologies can be disruptive to fundamental legal norms and systems of international governance.

Programme description
The spring academy is an interdisciplinary programme offering in-depth perspectives on AI and international law. It addresses fundamental issues at the intersection of theory and practice while creating a platform to engage with the diverging perspectives in the key emerging debates. The programme covers technical aspects of AI, philosophy and ethics of AI, AI and human rights, AI and international humanitarian law, AI and international responsibility, and international governance of AI.

Read the preliminary programme.

Target audience

  •       Researchers and advanced students (master or PhD) in the fields of international law, political science, philosophy, or computer science
  •       Policy analysts and legal advisers working on innovation and technology in public or private institutions
  •       Industry professionals interested in the law and governance of AI

Registration & fees
To register for this programme, click on the ‘register’ button at the top of the page and fill out the form. Please read the Registration Information & Conditions carefully before registration. The regular registration fee is €1.295. The early-bird fee is €1.150 and applies until 27 January 2023. The student fee is €750, and applies to PhD candidates and Master students currently enrolled in a University programme (justification required).

The registration fee covers lectures, study materials, side activities, coffee breaks, and lunch during the Spring Academy. The fee does not cover any travel costs, accommodation in The Hague, insurance, or other expenses.

For this programme, a limited number of scholarships covering registration fees are being offered. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of resources and merits. To apply for a scholarship, submit a CV and a short letter of motivation (justifying the request for a scholarship both on resources and merits) by email to dilema@asser.nl by 23 December 2022. Please indicate ‘Scholarship application’ in the subject line. Decisions on scholarships will be communicated by 13 January 2023.

The scholarships cover the registration fee (lectures, study materials, side activities, coffee breaks, and lunch during the Spring Academy). The scholarships do not cover any travel costs, accommodation in The Hague, insurance, or other expenses.

Registration form