Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 

16 - 17 April 2015 

The Hague, The Netherlands

Global Conference on CyberSpace 

16 - 17 April 2015

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Cyber in Foreign Policy: training course for diplomats

On 15 April, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, together with ICT4Peace and funded by the Netherlands’ ministry of Foreign Affairs, will organise a ½-day training course as side-event to the Global Conference on Cyber Space.

The training will provide a helicopter view of the most imminent Foreign Policy considerations regarding Cyber Space. Participants have the opportunity to identify further capacity-building needs for their respective organisations and get acquainted with leading academics and practitioners.

Hacks in utility services and banks, identity theft, virus infections in software, Big Data tracking by Secret Services and cyber-jihad. Just a few headlines from the news. Cyber in Foreign Policy is dominated by concerns over security, however cyber has penetrated Foreign Policy in a much broader manner.

Governments react by setting up crisis centres, consultancy firms offer expensive support whereas every minor piece of information continues to be exchanged by email or smartphone. Considerations of Foreign Policy, strategic consequences and international cooperation follow only cautiously. Consider the social media during the Arab Spring, cyber as economic growth market, cyber as new dimension in warfare, and terrorists and criminals using cyber irrespective of borders and jurisdictions.

For more information and your registration, visit www.clingendael.nl/cyberdiplomacy

 

TRAINING COURSE

INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AND DIPLOMACY

15 April 2015

Location: Sociëteit De Witte, Pleinzaal

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Registration begins at 11:00

Next event start at 17.00hrs, organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), followed at 19.00hrs

by official reception in the City Hall of The Hague (walking distance from De Witte).

11:30 -12.30 WELCOME REMARKS & LIGHT LUNCH

  • Prof. Ko Colijn, Director of Clingendael
  • Ambassador (ret) Daniel Stauffacher, Director of ICT4Peace
  • Dr Uri Rosenthal, Netherlands Special Envoy for GCCS2015)

12.30-13:00 BACKGROUND & CONTEXT

  • CYBERSPACE & ICTs IN THE CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE (Paul Cornish (Oxford Uni/ RAND Corp)

13.00-15:00 SHAPING STATE BEHAVIOR: NORMS, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND IHL

  • Prof. Duncan Hollis (Temple University) and Laurent Gisel (ICRC)
  • CONFIDENCE & TRUST BUILDING MEASURES
  • Amb. Paul Meyer (ICT4Peace) Laura Crespo (Swiss MOFA) Sico van der Meer (Clingendael Research)
  • Q&A with participants

15:00-15:15 COFFEE BREAK

15.15-16.15 CYBERSPACE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY & DIPLOMACY THE ROAD AHEAD?

  • All Speakers
  • Q&A with participants

16:15- 16:45 THE HAGUE GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERSPACE

  • BACKGROUND, OBJECTIVES, EXPECTED OUTCOMES (DUTCH MFA TBC)

16:45 REFRESHMENTS OFFERED BY HOST  

 

Moderators:

 

-          Roger Hurwitz, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

-          Camino Kavanagh, Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation

-          Bart Hogeveen, Training and Research Fellow, International Security, Clingendael Institute of International Relations