- Reta Jo Lewis, Esq., Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Dr. Heidi Tworek, Non-Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
As the world grows more reliant on the proliferation of digital information and access to this information, governments are increasingly confronting new implications and challenges related to the protection of privacy, the security of citizens, and the government's role in regulating the digital sphere. Emerging technologies and the accessibility of information present challenges in the areas of security, economy, and foreign policy while simultaneously offering unique opportunities for economic growth and collaboration across borders.
This lunch discussion on "Information, Security, and New Opportunities in the Digital Age" featured Dr. Heidi Tworek, GMF fellow and assistant professor of international history at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Tworek provided insight into and analysis of the discussions on digital issues taking place among American policymakers and how these discussions compare to those being held by their European counterparts.