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Securing our Future in Cyberspace

An international cybersecurity conference

National Security College, 15-19 February 2016



The National Security College at ANU is pleased to present a major cybersecurity conference bringing together our international research program partners from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The week-long series of public events will be complemented by invitation-only research workshops and policy roundtables, including on cyber crime, cybersecurity and statecraft, women in cyber and the future research agenda. Participants in all events will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of world’s leading cyberspace academics and think-tank specialists at the cutting edge of research and policy influence.

 

Public events program


cyber personResearch symposium: Towards a political ecology of cyberspace
Date:
8:30am-12pm, Tuesday 16 February 2016 (refreshments provided)
Chair:
Professor Roger Bradbury, Director, Strategy and Statecraft in Cyberspace research program, ANU National Security College
Venue: Barton Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU
Registration: Please register here
The symposium will take participants through a morning of informal presentations and interactive debates on research-in-progress in the international program lead by the ANU National Security College. Read more...

 

 

Paul CornishPublic seminar: Quantum sovereignty: the Westphalian principle and the global governance of cyberspace
Date: 6-7pm, Tuesday 16 February 2016 (refreshments served from 5:30pm)
Speaker: Professor Paul Cornish, Research Group Director for Defence, Security and Infrastructure at RAND Europe, Cambridge
Venue: Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU
Registration: Please register here
This seminar reviews one important aspect of the contemporary debate concerning the governance of cyberspace and the direction it might take: state sovereignty. Read more...

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Fred CatePublic seminar: Taming cyberspace: applying international law in a new domain
Date: 6-7pm, Wednesday 17 February 2016 (refreshments served from 5:30pm)
Speaker: Professor Fred Cate, Vice President for Research at Indiana University, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Venue: Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU
Registration: Please register here
Is cyberspace just another domain of international affairs so that existing international law can be stretched to cover it, or is it sui generis and so needs a distinctive body of law? Read more...

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Jon LindsayPublic seminar: The role of cybersecurity in Chinese foreign policy
Date: 12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 18 February 2016, (refreshments served from noon)
Speaker: Assistant Professor Jon Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs
Venue: Auditorium, Australian Centre on China in the World, Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
Registration: Please register here
Cyber operations and the rhetorical reactions on both sides of the Pacific have significantly undermined trust in China’s foreign relations. But the situation is not in fact as dangerous as many believe. Read more...

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Herb LinClosing plenary: Securing our future in cyberspace - next steps
Date: 12:30-2pm, Friday 19 February 2016 (refreshments served from noon)
Speakers: Dr Herb Lin, (pictured) Senior Research Scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, joins the program partners above
Venue: Weston Theatre, Level 1, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU
Registration: Please register here
A Q&A-style event allowing for a lively exchange of ideas and reflections on securing Australia’s future in cyberspace. Head of College Professor Rory Medcalf will moderate the discussion with a panel of the world’s leading cyberspace academics and think-tank specialists. Read more...

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The National Security College acknowledges the support of our conference sponsors.

 

The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and ANU.

Updated:  25 February 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/ Page Contact:  Web administrator, National Security College