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Panel on May 23: International Perspectives on Cybersecurity and Encryption

May 12, 2016

The International Policy Institute is hosting a panel discussion on May 23, 2016 from 3:30-5pm in Thomson Hall, Room 317. Area expert panelists will discuss cybersecurity from the perspectives of China, India, Russia, and Brazil.


Dan Arnaudo, IPI cybersecurity fellow

Robert O’Brien, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Microsoft

Minnie Ray Chaudhury, IPI cybersecurity fellow and JSIS South Asia M.A. Student

Teyloure Ring


The U.S. government recently clashed with Apple and increasingly confronts the entire technology industry over whether companies should be required to create backdoors into their encrypted products. The ongoing domestic policy debate about encryption is just one of the major cybersecurity debates in the U.S. And, while U.S. domestic policy affects the world, the U.S.’s technology policy direction is not necessarily reflective of the rest of the world’s direction. Our panelists will discuss the perspectives of the BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, and China—on encryption, U.S. cybersecurity policy, and the direction that cybersecurity policy is heading in each of these places.

This event and publication were made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.