Private Military Companies: Armies of the Future?

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Date(s) - 16/11/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Great Hall


Private Military Companies: Armies of the Future?


Join the Defence and Diplomacy Policy Centre for our upcoming panel discussion on Private Military Companies: Armies of the Future? As security is increasingly outsourced to private actors we ask ourselves how PMCs operate, what legal and ethical issues surround their use, and whether PMCs will shape future conflicts. As part of our research into this field we have gathered several high-profile individuals who we believe are invaluable in understanding the issue at hand:

Major General Graham Binns CBE DSO MC – retired British Army officer and former CEO of Aegis Defence Services Ltd. Having served with the British Armed forces in Iraq Mr. Binns went on to lead a major Private Security Company which has been active in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Professor Gabor Rona – Member of the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries. As an expert in international humanitarian law and international human rights law, Mr. Rona has undertaken substantial work with the UNHRC on monitoring and studying the use of PMCs and addressing legal questions pertaining to their use.

Professor Trevor Taylor – Professorial Research Fellow at RUSI. Mr. Taylor specialises on Defence Management and currently leads a research programme on Defence, Industries and Society parallel to writing about the defence sector.

Dr. Sean McFate – Author, Novelist, Fellow at the University of Oxford and expert on Foreign Policy. Mr. McFate has written extensively on the privatization of war (The Modern Mercenary, Oxford Uniersity Press 2014) and the inevitabilty of change in future international conflict.

Date: 16th November
Time: 18:30
Location: The Great Hall, Strand Campus KCL

As spaces are limited at this venue we encourage you to get a free ticket as soon as possible via the following link:

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting panel discussion!

The Defence and Diplomacy Policy Centre
King’s Think Tank






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