Lecture series on Chemical Weapons

Chemical Weapons - Why a Discussion is topical and necessary

Although chemical weapons have been internationally banned since 1997, their use still occurs today - e.g. the attacks against Navalny and Skripal or their use during the civil war in Syria. It is speculated that Russia could use chemical weapons in the Ukraine war. This lecture series sheds light on what chemical weapons are, how they can be verified, and the role that politics play in this regard. The aim is to discuss ways of responsible handling of security-relevant research. Ultimately, chemical weapons illustrate the risk that, in exceptional cases, the results of research can also be used for undesirable purposes.

Dear visitor, this lecture series will be held in German. Further details are to be found on the German edition of this website.