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[liberationtech] 2012 Cyber Dialogue forum - Conference Briefs now online

Robert Guerra rguerra at privaterra.org
Sat Mar 17 06:43:59 PDT 2012


Let me share with participants of this mailing list the - conference briefs - for the 2012  Cyber Dialogue, which will take place in Toronto March 18-19. Below are details....

Conference Details - http://www.cyberdialogue.ca


regards

Robert



Conference Aim
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The aim of the annual Cyber Dialogue (presented by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto) is to convene an influential mix of global leaders from government, civil society, academia and private enterprise to participate in a series of facilitated public plenary conversations and working groups around cyberspace security and governance.

The second annual Cyber Dialogue forum takes place March 18-19 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Building upon last year's successful dialogue - Securing the Cyber Commons? - this year's Cyber Dialogue will address the question: What is Stewardship in Cyberspace?

Conference Briefs
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CYBER DIALOGUE 2012 BRIEFS
Prepared by Camino Kavanagh with the support of Matthew Carrieri

Camino Kavanagh is currently pursuing a PhD at Kings College London's Dept. of War Studies and is a non-resident fellow at University of Toronto's Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab. Her principal research focus is on power dynamics in (and in relation to) cyberspace. Camino is also a Fellow at NYU's Center on International Cooperation (CIC) where she focuses principally on transnational threats such as organized crime and trafficking. She has an MA in Contemporary Warfare and an MA in International Human Rights Law

Matthew Carrieri is currently finishing his MA in Near Eastern Studies with business focus at NYU; and has a BA in Middle East Studies from McGill

BRIEF 1: WITHER “RULES OF THE ROAD” FOR CYBERSPACE?
http://www.cyberdialogue.citizenlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/2012briefs/brief-1.pdf

BRIEF 2: LIMITS OF DISSENT IN CYBERSPACE
http://www.cyberdialogue.citizenlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/2012briefs/brief-2.pdf

BRIEF 3: THE WHO’S WHO OF POLICING IN CYBERSPACE
http://www.cyberdialogue.citizenlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/2012briefs/brief-3.pdf

BRIEF 4: THINKING STRATEGICALLY ABOUT CYBER SECURITY
http://www.cyberdialogue.citizenlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/2012briefs/brief-4.pdf

Conference Program
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March 18-19, 2012
http://www.cyberdialogue.ca/agenda/

March 18th (Opening Session).

-The opening plenary, which includes a discussion with a panel and audience will be archived and placed online. I will check later today if a live steam will be available on Sunday

14:30 – 15:15 EDT / UCT 18:30 / Tokyo 3:30

WELCOME AND OPENING PLENARY: What is Stewardship in Cyberspace?
Ron Deibert (Director, Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies)

Cyberspace – the global domain of digital electronic telecommunications – is nearing a turning point. Pressure is building towards a “constitutional moment”. Major governments have begun to debate what should be the “rules of the road” for cyberspace, but agreement appears far off. A mixed transnational common pool resource that cuts across political jurisdictions and the public and private sectors, cyberspace has become the operating system for global communications and commerce almost by a series of accidents. Cyberspace functions, and arguably functions very well, in spite of no grand blueprint or central organizing structure. Yet the pressures around the existing system are growing, the demands for some kind of alternative design are mounting, armed forces are debating offensive operations in cyberspace and competing strategies are being developed rapidly that will impact on the future of cyberspace.

Is there a role for “stewardship” in cyberspace? What does it mean to be a “steward” as a government, a government’s armed forces, a company, an NGO, a social movement, an engineer, a hacktivist, or a citizen? How should these actors behave in cyberspace? Do they have different roles as stewards? What should they do or not do? Where are the gaps? What is an appropriate balance? Do we need stewardship in cyberspace at all? And how does stewardship relate to strategy in cyberspace?

Plenary Panel and Discussions

Moderator: Misha Glenny
Panelists: Evgeny Morozov, James Lewis, Marietje Schaake, Bob Boorstin, Sunil Abraham, Melissa Hathaway


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