Schedule

Protecting Civilian Institutions and Infrastructure from Cyber Operations: Designing International Law and Organizations 

Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Friday, September 14th

12:00pm-1:00pm: Registration

1:00pm-1:30pm: Welcome

Joel Trachtman, Co-Director, Center for International Law and Governance, Tufts University; Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Ian Johnstone, Co-Director, Center for International Law and Governance, Tufts University; Professor of International Law and Dean ad interim, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

1:30pm-2:30pm: Panel 1: Standards: Standard-setting to create robust and resilient civilian infrastructure that can prevent or mitigate the effects of cyber attacks.

Author: Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Cybersecurity Program Chair, Indiana University – Bloomington

Author: Scott Bradner, Senior Technology Consultant, Harvard University (retired)

Commentator: Alison Russell, Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Studies, Merrimack College

Moderator: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business and  founding Executive Director of the Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

2:30pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: Panel 2: Export Controls: Export controls to prevent the proliferation of malicious cyber tools targeting civilian institutions and infrastructure: what might they look like — from legal and technical perspectives — and challenges posed by dual use digital technologies for non-proliferation.

Author: Joel Trachtman, Co-Director, Center for International Law and Governance, Tufts University; Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Author: Herb Lin, Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution

Commentator: Jonathan Zittrain, George Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School; Co-Founder and Faculty Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society

Moderator: Ming Chow, Senior lecturer in the Tufts University Department of Computer Science

4:00pm- 4:30pm: Break

4:30pm-5:30pm: Keynote Speech

Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

5:30pm-6:30pm: Reception


Saturday, September 15

9:00am-9:30am: Venue Open, Coffee Reception

9:30am-10:30am: Panel 3: Vulnerability Disclosure: The legal and technical challenges of creating a multilateral framework for information sharing to prevent and mitigate the impact of cyber attacks on civilian institutions and infrastructure. 
Part of the Hitachi Center Speaker Series

Panelist: Christina Ayiotis, Cybersecurity Consultant

Panelist: Susan Landau, Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University

Commentator: Angela McKay, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft

Moderator: Carolyn Gideon, Assistant Professor of International Communication and Technology Policy, Director of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

10:30am-11:00am: Break

11:00am-12:00pm: Panel 4: Attribution: The technical and legal challenges in creating an international organization or framework to attribute cyber attacks on civilian institutions and infrastructure, and an exploration of the configurations this regime may take.

Author: Nicholas Tsagourias, Professor of International Law, University of Sheffield

Author: Michael Farrell, Co-executive Director, Institute for Information Security and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Commentator: Jeffery Taliaferro, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

Moderator: Arun Mohan Sukumar, Head, Cyber Security and Internet Governance Initiative, Observer Research Foundation

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Angela McKay, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft

1:30pm-2:30pm: Panel 5: Compliance: Approaches to securing compliance with legal norms, and considering how accusations of cyber attacks can both solidify existing cyber norms and induce compliance with them.

Author: Martha Finnemore, University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Author: Duncan Hollis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Temple University School of Law

Commentator: Ian Johnstone, Co-Director, Center for International Law and Governance, Tufts University; Professor of International Law and Dean ad interim, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Moderator: Antonia Chayes, Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

2:30pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: Panel 6: The International Organizations Perspective Multilateral initiatives undertaken by the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Union that are designed to enhance and institutionalize international cooperation on cybersecurity. 

Panelist: Rasa Ostrauskaite, Director for Transnational Threats, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Panelist: Fabrizio Hochschild, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations

Panelist: Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Moderator: Ian Johnstone, Co-Director, Center for International Law and Governance, Tufts University; Professor of International Law and Dean ad interim, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

4:00pm-4:30pm: Concluding Remarks

Susan Landau, Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University

 

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