Panel Discussion – Drones and new military technologies: what lessons were learned from the Russian-Ukrainian war?

This Panel Discussion will be conducted in French only.

This panel discussion aims to discuss the role and place of drones and new military technologies (e.g.: hypersonic missiles) on the battlefield given the lessons that can be drawn from the clashes in Ukraine following the Russian invasion in February 2022. While in response to aggressive and threatening Russian behavior, we are seeing an increase in arms budgets within NATO member countries, given the choices in terms of future spending for Canada, we have to ask ourselves what the real contributions are (but potentially more limited than expected) these new tools in the conduct of war.


  • Dr. Ulrike Franke, researcher at European Council on Foreign Relation
  • Dr. Dominika Kunertova, researcher at ETH Zürich – Center for Security Studies
  • Anna Nadibaidze, Ph.D Student, Center for War Studies University of South Danmark
  • Colonel David Pappalardo, Air and Space Attaché at the French Embassy in Washington


  • Dr. Chantal Lavallée, Assistant Professor, Royal Military College Saint-Jean




Friday, November 11, 2022


10:00 - 11:30

Location Mixed Attendance Mode

UQAM, Pavillon des Sciences de la gestion,
315, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal QC, H2L 2C5 CA
Free Registration

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces / Le Ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes