[Spring academy] Artificial intelligence and international law

27 - 31 March 2023
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: €1.295 (Regular) / €750 (Student)
  • Venue: Asser Institute, Zeestraat 100, The Hague
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
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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 not-to-miss fifth edition, the programme will take place in the week of 27-31 March 2023 in person in The Hague. Register now as seats are limited. Read the full programme.

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 full 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

Confirmed speakers

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.

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The spring academy on artificial intelligence and international law is coordinated by Dr Berenice Boutin, senior researcher in international law at the Asser Institute. She is the academic coordinator of the Asser Institute's research strand Regulation in the public interest: Disruptive technologies in peace and security and project leader of the DILEMA research project on Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence.

Registration & questions
Register now as seats are limited. 

After successful completion of this winter academy, you will receive a professional certificate from the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

Please contact educationtraining@asser.nl with any inquiries.