Cyberspace, Information Strategy, and International Security - Marina Kaljurand and Elaine Korzak


Encina Hall E207

Please join us for an informal discussion on with Marina Kaljurand and Elaine Korzak:
Monday February 26th
Encina E207 (Reuben Hills Conference Room)
This discussion will cover how international norms online can promote democratic values and the rule of law, with experience from the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is helping to promote mutual awareness and understanding among the various cyberspace communities working on issues related to international cybersecurity.
Marina Kaljurand served as Estonian Foreign Minister from 2015 July – 2016 October. She has also been appointed as Ambassador of Estonia to several countries, including the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the State of Israel, Mexico, and Canada. Ms. Kaljurand has been appointed twice to serve as the Estonian National Expert at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.
Elaine Korzak is currently a cybersecurity fellow at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and an affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Dr. Korzak was previously a fellow at the Hoover Institution and at CISAC (both Stanford University). Her research focuses on international legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity. Her doctoral thesis on the international norms debate examined the cybersecurity discussions at the United Nations and the positions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China in this process. Her other research interests include cybersecurity and export control regimes as well as cyber capacity-building. She holds a PhD from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, a Master of Laws in public international law from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in international peace and security from King’s College London. Her professional experience includes NATO’s Cyber Defence Section as well as the European Commission’s Directorate-General on Information Society and Media.