The EU-funded REMIT project (Reignite Multilateralism via Technology) is putting together the first of its larger events – the 1st REMIT conference, held May 16-17, 2024 in Leuven, Belgium.

This year promises to present an unprecedented test for multilateralism, as dictators and unilateralists actively seek to undermine the rules-based international order, while at the same time, technology is becoming increasingly weaponized. In the face of these challenges, there is an urgent need for countries to collaborate on a global scale to ensure a positive interaction between technology and geopolitics.

The inaugural REMIT Conference, titled “New Perspectives For Technology And Multilateralism“ will explore these and related questions in the company of policymakers, diplomats, academics, industry leaders, representatives from civil society, and political decision-makers. It will offer fresh perspectives on the intersection of technology and multilateralism.

The head organiser at KU Leuven, Paul Timmers, says of the conference: “A new world order may be emerging but how will it look like? Great power competition is on the rise. New technologies such as AI are revolutionising war and peace. Big tech is becoming a geopolitical actor. Join us at this conference to build profound understanding of the changes while in parallel giving wise advice to EU policymakers how to navigate technology and multilateralism in this new world.”

The conference will be held in the University of Leuven (KUL) campus. The registration for the event is free, but compulsory for attending, and open until its limited capacity is reached. There are also  “Call for Contributions” sessions, the Young Researcher Plenary Session and the PhD Special Session, both held on May 17 – the latter’s submission deadline still to come on April 10. 

Learn more about the conference, registration, and the PhD Special Session submission on the conference website:

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