Yale Cyber Leadership Forum Slated for March 26-28, 2020


Now in its fourth year, the annual Yale Cyber Leadership Forum will take place on March 26-28, 2020. The Forum brings together an impressive array of attorneys, technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and academics to tackle the most pressing cyber challenges in a unique, interdisciplinary environment. A collaboration between Yale Law School’s Center for Global Legal Challenges and Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the Forum is directed by Oona Hathaway, the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, and team-taught by faculty across the university.

Confirmed speakers include Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook, and Richard Domingues Boscovich, Assistant General Counsel, Digital Crimes Unit at Microsoft. Check back for an updated list of speakers.

This year, select Yale Law School and Jackson Institute students will be invited to participate in the Forum through their classes, analyzing conference proceedings, engaging the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum fellows, and building a diverse mentorship network dedicated to the pipeline development of aspiring cybersecurity professionals.

The spring 2020 Forum, “Bridging the Divide: Sovereignty in Cyberspace?” will explore how state and non-state actors increasingly use cyberspace to influence and interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries and their citizens. The forum will address a series of questions on the topic, for instance, how do we understand this evolving cybersecurity threat landscape, and what are the implications for the private sector and international security writ large? How does cybersecurity impact traditional legal conceptions of sovereignty, privacy, and territorial integrity, and how can we adapt these legal frameworks to help deter malicious cyber activity? Can we develop international laws and norms that discourage the proliferation and use of the most destructive cyber technologies? How can we “bridge the divide” among private sector and government leaders to devise effective cybersecurity strategies, to include addressing concerns that have not yet materialized or that we have not yet even envisioned? 

The Yale Cyber Leadership Forum has also announced an expanded set of competitive fellowships now available for talented cybersecurity professionals. Made possible through generous outside sponsorship, all admitted participants will now receive fellowships covering the full cost of tuition for the Forum.

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For more information on the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum and how to apply for this exciting fellowship opportunity, please visit https://cyber.forum.yale.edu or contact cyber.forum@yale.edu.