On October 28, 2021, Andrea Viski of STRI served as a discussant at the event "3D Printing Missiles on Demand? Additive Manufacturing as a Challenge to the Missile Technology Control Regime," organized by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). At the event, she was asked to discuss "Strengthening Outreach to Industry and Other Stakeholder in Emerging Tech Sectors." Her remarks discussed the issue of how to strengthen outreach to industry and other stakeholders in emerging technology sectors. She presented the challenges, trends, and solutions identified in STRI's research to emerging technology in general and additive manufacturing in the MTCR context in particular.
The event featured welcoming remarks from Dr. Sibylle Bauer, Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament and Nicolas Plattner, Head of the Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Section; Deputy Head, International Security Division, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The event was moderated by Kolja Brockmann, Researcher, Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme, SIPRI. The other speakers were Andrew Horton, Chair, Technical Experts Meeting, MTCR; Government Senior Advisor on Export Control Technical Policy, British Government and Robert A. Shaw, Program Director, Export Control and Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
More information about the event can be found at https://www.sipri.org/events/2021/3d-printing-missiles-demand-additive-manufacturing-challenge-missile-technology-control-regime