(n.b. Dr Jean Bogais is bilingual - French & English - and works in both environments)
- Dynamically-modelling complexity in deconfliction / negotiation initiatives
- Re-introducing critical thinking in decision-making/taking
- Creating Pilot Programmes to experiment new systems of thinking
- Developing on-the-ground experiments to test humanitarian intervention (civil/military)
- Introducing Socio-Ethics into the Info-Technological
SARN (Strategic Assessment Research Network)
is a research, assessment and mentoring network created by Drs Jean Bogais and Simon Atkinson to enable connecting and interaction between their research and mentoring worlds with those of Government, industry, Defence, Academe, the private and public sectors. It is in itself a dynamic for synthesising knowledge.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________A critical look at the future
The world is at a critical juncture, the outcome(s) of which is/are unknown. As we enter a new Age, that of Quantum, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber, will future technologies prove to be at the service of peace, war - or most likely - a complex combination of both? How will our modes of thinking adapt and keep pace, when change itself becomes subject to the ambiguities of radical technological uncertainty? As with all critical junctures, the connections between the past, present and future are indivisible. Looking into the future, we must reflect on the past. In 1922, Albert Einstein threw into question the possibility of a future that was open, unpredictable and indeterminate. His words had a pernicious effect on future debates between technologists and philosophers, calling into question the boundaries of technological advancement with radical implications for human subjectivity and social being. Only 23 years later, U.S. President Harry S. Truman ordered that the new weaponised technology be used against Japan to bring WW2 to an end.
As we enter a new Age, new technologies and new materials may not fall within existing international agreements, such as conventions. New codes of ethics must be created - or existing codes adapted - to mitigate the risk that new technologies may be weaponised with dire consequences for humanity… and to keep the human into the loop. It is with this in mind that Dr Jean Bogais and his colleagues are exploring new modes of thinking that can be applied to critical assessments, deconfliction and negotiation. - Exploring Ethics in the advent of new technologies
- Understanding the potential for weaponisation of new technologies, especially nanotechnologies
- Thinking Codes of Ethics to address future new technologies
- Thinking of the indivisibility between the Info-Technological and the Socio-Ethics amid the development of new technologies, present and future
- Thinking Cyber from the Psycho-Social lens
Dynamically-modelling complexity in deconfliction and negotiation strategic initiatives
A specialist in complex negotiations, Dr Bogais introduces dynamic modelling with real-time information to explore new deconfliction mechanisms. With the technical help of [military] system designers and complexity specialists, he develops programmes to experiment new strategies in zones of violence or to forecast the introduction of violence in spaces of non-violence. He advises governments, security agencies and international agencies.
Merging academic knowledge with practical experience to invent new systems of thinking