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James J. Angel, Ph.D., CFA, Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
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Webcast Live at http://www.isoc-dc.org/isoc-dc-tv/
Monday, May 18, 2015 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Governments have a special responsibility among stakeholders to make the Internet secure. However, the Snowden revelations revealed that many governments, including the US, use the Internet to monitor, spy on and attack other governments, organizations, individuals and businesses. In March, we also learned that China is using the Great Cannon, a new malware tool to censor information. These revelations have stimulated a global backlash against pervasive Government data collection, Internet surveillance, and government use of malware and netizens are increasingly worried about Internet stability and security.
On May 18, 12:30-2, The Institute for International Economic Policy at The George Washington University (IIEP) and the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) will jointly host a moderated discussion between Bruce Schneier, noted authority on cybersecurity and Chris Riley, Vice President and Head of Public Policy at Mozilla.
Our panel will discuss how increasing surveillance and use of malware could impact the future of the Internet, including:
Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist and Author
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books – including his latest best-seller Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive – as well as hundreds of articles and essays, and many more academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram,” and his blog “Schneier on Security,” are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, served on several government technical committees, and is regularly quoted in the press.
Chris Riley, Head of Public Policy, Mozilla
M. Chris Riley is a Senior Policy Engineer at Mozilla, working to advance the open Internet and Web through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Prior to joining Mozilla, Chris worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department of State on Internet freedom, a policy counsel with the non-profit public interest organization Free Press, and an attorney-advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He has published scholarship on topics including innovation policy, cognitive framing, graph drawing, and distributed load balancing.
This panel is organized by Dr. Susan Aaronson and Kyle Renner of IIEP and David Vyorst of the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society and is part of a larger seminar series. We are grateful to an anonymous donor for their support of these seminars.
This event will be Livestreamed live: http://www.isoc-dc.org/isoc-dc-tv/
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The Internet has made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to participate in the global marketplace. But they face a number of public policy challenges related to cybersecurity, privacy, and trade. Chief among them is how to establish trust across far flung geographies and cultures. How can security experts, businesses, governments, and policy makers meet the complex tasks necessary to maintain the trust needed to ensure the future of global innovation – the lifeblood of economic growth?
Join our distinguished panel for a robust conversation that will cover:
Jake Colvin – Executive Director of the Global Innovation Forum and Vice President at the National Foreign Trade Council
Adam C. Schlosser – Director Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Danielle Kehl – Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Eric Burger – Director (General Manager) of the Georgetown Center for Secure Communications (GCSC) and the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC at Georgetown)
Michael Nelson – Public Policy at Cloudflare, Inc.
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Please join us for an open multi-stakeholder meeting to begin planning for the IGF-USA 2015. Eventbrite registration is required. This meeting is open to all stakeholders who wish to make a positive contribution to the IGF-USA for 2015. Remote participation will be available and details will be posted shortly.
Institute for International Economic Policy
The George Washington University
1957 E Street – 6th floor
Washington , DC
Monday January 26, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 pm
This event will be streamed live at http://www.isoc-dc.org/isoc-dc-tv/
Join us, and our friends from Chapters near and far for a warm winter meet and greet with the Chapter and other special guests.
The Science Club
1136 19th Street NW
6:30 pm –
Visit www.beyondthedot.com to register today, and use code BTDISOC15 to receive the discount!
Our next panel event in collaboration with the Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) at The George Washington University will be on January 26th during lunchtime –
Despite their long experience in global and domestic governance, policymakers from many nations struggle to find their way in Internet governance. Although policymakers can regulate the Internet within their borders and are the only actors at venues such as the UN and the WTO, some officials are uncomfortable with venues such as the IGF, ICANN, or IETF, where governments are just one of many stakeholder groups. Meanwhile, many people in the Internet policy community look cautiously on increased participation by governments in the technical infrastructure and governance bodies that underpin the Internet. This event examines several different governmental perspectives on Internet governance.
Amr Aljowaily, Minister Plenipotentiary at Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in NY
Veni Markowski, Internet Society, Bulgaria
David Satola, Lead ITC Counsel at The World Bank
Carolina Debs, First Secretary, Science and Technology Section, The Embassy of Brazil
Because of our awesome community and the hard work of our invigorated council, ISOC-DC is setting its volume to 11 this fall, so mark your calendars –
December 1, 2014 – Towards a Trusted Environment Online: Backdoors into the Crypto-Promised Land. This panel event is part of ISOC-DC’S National and International Internet Governance Series at the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University. 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Details and the formal announcement will be coming shortly.
This year’s Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from September 2 – 5. More than 3,000 delegates will debate critical issues affecting the future of the Internet, including online privacy, censorship, cybersecurity, net neutrality, the NetMundial initiative, and the evolution of ICANN. Please join ISOC-DC for a discussion about IGF 2014. This is an audience participation event.
Ambassador David Gross – Wiley Rein
Andrew Mack – AMGlobal
Steve DelBianco – NetChoice
Natalie Green – Public Knowledge
Michael Nelson – CCT Program, Georgetown University
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