The Drone Research Network Colloquium is an informal discussion-focused format with the goal to physically connect the network’s members. It usually features a talk of a DRN scholar followed by a series of short presentations by other colleagues. The colloquium is announced via the DRN mailing list and provides a DRN-internal live-stream and video conferencing capabilities.

2. DRN Colloquium „Sensing and Imaging in Remote Warfare“

Nina Franz & Moritz Queisner, Humboldt University Berlin
January 30, 2017 / 10am–13pm
Venue: Center for the Study of the Drone, Bard College, Annandale

1. DRN Colloquium „Targeted Killing“

Daniel Gettinger, Center for the Study of the Drone
June 1, 2015 / 10am–13pm
Venue: Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Abstract: Since 2004, the United States has embarked on a campaign that targets the leaders of al-Qaeda and its allies in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia using drones, or, unmanned aerial vehicles. The lecture will discuss the contours of the targeted killing program and recent investigations into drone strikes. How are targets acquired? What do investigations by human rights researchers and journalists reveal about the civilian casualties of drone strikes? What are the technologies that enable pilots to remotely control drones over the Middle East from the United States?
Daniel Gettinger is the founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone ( at Bard College, New York.