Building a Safe and Transparent Cyberspace
The German Marshall Fund of the United States in partnership with Microsoft is pleased to invite you to the event Building a Safe and Transparent Cyberspace on June 28, starting from from 13:30.
The rapid expansion of cyberspace in society brings both promise and peril. Better cyber governance is needed to limit the extent to which nations can misuse the Internet to advance their interests. But national laws governing cyberspace are either absent, vague, or difficult to operationalize. The lack of international understanding and conventions equally complicates efforts to manage cross-border cyber threats. There is an urgent need to agree on the rules of the road in cyberspace.
If you have any questions, please contact Mihai Chihaia at +32 22 38 5270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
13:30 - Registration
14:00 - Welcome
14:05 - Introductory remarks
- The Hon. Urmas Paet, Member of European Parliament & Rapporteur on the Report on EU Cyber Defence
14:15 - Discussion: Shaping Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace
A new GMF publication explores the policies needed to better monitor state behavior in cyberspace, increase transparency, and protect citizens from cyber-attacks. How can we advance UN, EU, or NATO efforts, support non-government initiatives, and value private sector ideas like the Digital Geneva Convention?
- Amb. Marek Szczygieł, Coordinator for International Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
- Mr. Florian Escudié, Deputy Director for Strategic Affairs and Cybersecurity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
- Amb. Thomas Fitschen, Director for the United Nations, Cyber-Foreign Policy and Counter-Terrorism, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
- Mr. John Frank, Vice President, European Union Government Affairs, Microsoft
Panel moderated by Dr. Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
15:45 - Coffee Break
16:00 - Book Talk with Prof. Lucas Kello, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford University, and author of The Virtual Weapon and International Order
Despite significant experience with cyber incidents, the conceptual apparatus to analyze, understand, and address their effects on international order remains primitive. In his latest book, Lucas Kello adapts and applies international relations theory to create new ways of thinking about cyber strategy.
Moderated by Mr. Bruno Lété, Senior Fellow for Security and Defense, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
17:00 Closing Reception