Stanford-China Track 2 Cyber Diplomacy

Herb Lin, David Relman 2015 - 2016

Stanford-China Track 2 Cyber Diplomacy

It is well known that the cyber relationship between China and the United States is a source of great friction between the two nations.  As a step towards improving the cyber relationship, the CISAC/Hoover cyber program will seek to build a sustainable and ongoing dialogue with China, through an initial effort to conduct cooperative research on cybersecurity-related issues.  This cooperative effort involves two workshops, one held at a Chinese university and another at Stanford.  These workshops (and the resulting publications) should be regarded as a proof of concept that a productive dialogue between Stanford and the Chinese is possible, and funding from a variety of sources would be sought after this project to expand the dialogue and to make it more sustainable.

Publications:
Lin, Herb. Oct 2, 2015. "Maneuvering The China-U.S. Relationship In Cyberspace." Forbes Magazine. http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2015/10/02/maneuvering-the-china-u-s-relationship-in-cyberspace/#3db57420164f

Researchers

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Herbert (Herb) Lin

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Herbert (Herb) Lin

Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security, Hoover Institution
Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is Chief Scientist, Emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity (not in residence) at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. He recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT.
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David Relman

Stanford Health Policy Affiliate
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David Relman

Stanford Health Policy Affiliate
Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
David A. Relman, M.D., is the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California. He is also Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford, and served as science co-director at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford from 2013-2017. He is currently director of a new Biosecurity Initiative at FSI.