9th Annual Euro-ISME Conference 2019

‘Voice and Dissent in the Military’

“International reflections on how society, organisation, politics and media influence individual whistle-blowing”

Conference Report

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This year’s conference took place for the first time in Austria. The venue was the Austrian Defence Academy based in the historical centre of Vienna.

In his Welcome Speech, the Commandant LtGeneral Erich CSITKOVITS recalled that ::: The conference was outstandingly backed by our hosts : Euro-ISME is exceedingly grateful to all involved members of the Academy Staff for their active support and for giving access to the excellent facilities. All participants agreed that our association once again managed to select a very spectacular venue!

Opening address of the President

“It is with great pleasure that I open EURO-ISME’s 9th annual conference at this magnificent venue, the Austrian Landesverteidigungsakademie in VIENNA. First and foremost, I would of course like to thank our hosts very much for opening their doors to us. We are most appreciative of their enthusiasm and their generous welcome, without which we could not have gathered here today. Thank you to all of the teams which have helped to organise the conference: we are very grateful to them.

And I would like to thank all of you for attending today. Your presence shows the interest which you take in military ethics-themed research. We appreciate your loyalty towards the conference which we are opening today. The presence of so many researchers, both government and military, is a formidable promise of quality exchanges and I am again convinced that we will go home better informed in every field: technical, philosophical, legal, human and of course, ethical.