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October 15 Tuesday

The US-China Battle for Cyberspace. How Washington and Beijing are using tech, diplomacy, and trade to shape cyberspace?

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 128
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Description

The New York Times has described an “escalating digital cold war” between Beijing and Washington. Chinese hackers attack the U.S. government and American technology companies; Washington is using punitive measures against Huawei and Cyber Command has adopted a more offensive cyber strategy, referred to as forward defense through persistent engagement. Are the US and China doomed to ever more dangerous competition in cyberspace, or can they find common ground for cooperation?

Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force reports Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge. His book The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age (PublicAffairs, 2016) describes the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace. Segal has a BA and PhD in government from Cornell University, and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, GLC