Under the headline “Climate change and its impact on defense policy” the Universidad de la Defensa Nacional (UNDEF) organized this bilateral conference where Prof. Dr. Stefan Bayer and Colonel (GS) Prof. Dr. Matthias Rogg provided lectures, complemented by the Argentine position of Commodore (ret.) Tabolini. The very engaged discussions with scientists and military personnel made it clear that the role of the armed forces must be re-evaluated creatively as a critical strategic new field of operation.
Strategic thinking by linking economic aspects with safeguarding critical infrastructure in Germany
At the Escuela Superior de Guerra Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESGC), the sister academy of the Führungsakademie of the Bundeswehr, the topic critical infrastructure was elaborated with diverse contributions. After Colonel Rogg presented the GIDS, Prof. Bayer offered an impulse on strategic thinking by linking economic aspects with safeguarding critical infrastructure in Germany.
The great deal of interest in these topics and the outstanding reception of the German delegation was underlined by a lecture given by Hugo Dario Miguel (State Secretary in the Ministry of Modernization) and Alberto Parodi (Secretary of State for Cyber Defense in the Ministry of Defense). Both State Secretaries described a detailed picture of the current political debate in Argentina. It became clear that only comprehensive approaches contribute to sustainable success and how important empirical research is the foundation to develop new strategies.
Meeting with LGAI-Alumni
Finally, the commander of the ESGC, Coronell Major Gabriel Camilli provided an overview over his institution. This all was gratefully supported by the FüAkBw alumni network, namely Capitan de Navio Carlos Falcone, Scientific Program Director of the ESGC and graduate of the LGAI 2014 in Hamburg.
Talk on “artificial intelligence and security policy implications in the field of biosecurity”
At the Hospital Militar Central, the central hospital of the Argentine army, Commander (N) Dr. Christian Haggenmiller gave a talk on “artificial intelligence and security policy implications in the field of biosecurity” which particularly appreciated by the host as this presentation was held in Spanish. This also triggered discussions and background discussions with the hospital leadership which unveiled many common interests and options for future exchange of information and cooperation.
Visits to memorials and military-historical museums
The impressions were complemented by a couple of visits to memorials and military-historical museums, such as the Museo de las Armas in the Circulo Militar and the small but exquisite museum of the Argentine armed forces’ historic regiment “Grenaderos a Caballo”.