2020 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy

A symposium on cyber security was held inside the Coolidge Room at Ballou House on Friday, April 5, 2019. Jake Belcher/Tufts University.

On March 6-7, 2020, Tufts University will hold a student symposium in cybersecurity policy. The Symposium aims to share research as well as help create a community of young scholars in this new and highly interdisciplinary research area. While the deadline for submission of papers has passed, the instructions & deadlines are available for review. You may also read about the 2019 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy.

The 2020 symposium will feature a keynote address by Avril Haines, Deputy Director of Columbia World Projects, a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Member of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, co-chairs the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide’s Advisory Group, and serves on a number of boards and advisory groups, including the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Bio Advisory Group, the Board of Trustees for the Vodafone Foundation, and the Refugees International Policy Advisory Council. Prior to joining Columbia University, Avril served as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama.  Before that, she served as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Avril also held a number of senior legal positions in the government, including Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.  Avril is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Georgetown University Law Center.

A tentative schedule for the 2020 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy is below. All programming will talk place in Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room. Further details regarding speakers and paper will be made available in early 2020.

Day I – Friday, March 6, 2020

  • 1:00 pm | Registration Opens
  • 1:45 pm | Talk I
  • 2:45 pm | Coffee & Tea Break
  • 3:15 pm | Talk II
  • 4:15 pm | Keynote Address
  • 5:30 pm | Reception

Day II – Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • 8:30 am | Registration Opens, Coffee & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am | Talk III
  • 10:00 am | Coffee & Tea Break
  • 10:30 am | Talk IV
  • 11:30 am | Talk V
  • 12:30 pm | Lunch
  • 1:30 pm | Talk VI
  • 2:30 pm | Closing Remarks

Funding for the 2020 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy is provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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