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Closing the Technological Gap: The Role of Blockchain in Russia’s Nuclear Security

February 1, 2019

Posted by: jlbeyer

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As cyber-information technologies became “weapons of choice” in today’s geopolitics, the leading nation-states have engaged in the so-called latest technological race. The governments recognize the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain in offensive and defensive applications, and security, placing significant attention on the rapid adoption of these emerging technologies. Russia in particular has been “claiming” to pioneer blockchain technology.

Emerging Data Privacy Issues: Discussion from the First Cybersecurity and Technology Futures Event

January 30, 2019

Posted by: jlbeyer

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Speakers from the public and private sector spent the afternoon addressing the emerging and persistent data privacy issues while calling attention to future challenges and potential threats. The speakers were Frances Dewing, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rubica, Inc.; Ivana Lichtscheidl, the Director of Compliance, Privacy, and HIPAA Security Officer of Pioneer Human Services; and Ann Nagel, the UW’s Associate Vice Provost for Privacy, University Privacy Officer, and European Union General Data Protection Officer. The Jackson School of International Studies’ Professor Sara Curran was the moderator of the panel.

The Next Data Tigers

November 30, 2018

Posted by: jdpritch

The Next Data Tigers: Predicting Global Data Center Hotspots

This report articulates what factors will influence the rise of new global data powers and what countries are likely to emerge as global or regional data tigers. To capture and

IPI senior fellows to teach winter quarter courses

November 6, 2018

Posted by: mwal7

International Policy Institute senior fellows Chris Seiple (Religion) and Jessica Beyer (Cybersecurity) are teaching innovative courses winter quarter of 2019. Chris Seiple will teach Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy (JSIS 578). Cross-Cultural

Puerto Rico: A Grid for the Future

July 6, 2018

Posted by: jlbeyer

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When Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in late 2017, an island-wide multi-faceted crisis ensued. Homes were decimated, tropical forests were shaven clean, and the failure of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid