Category Archives: Speaking Engagements

Cyber Dialogue 2013, Citizen Lab/University of Toronto, 17-18 March

Cyber Dialogue 2013

I shall be participating in this year’s Cyber Dialogue, hosted and organized by the University of Toronto‘s Citizen Lab, on 17-18 March.

The event is put together by my friend and colleague Ron Deibert, and is one of the most unique and fruitful get-together’s in the cyber community.

I hope to see you there!

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Space and Cyber Security Policy Approaches – A Chatham House Event

Chatham House Royal Institute of international affairs

I shall be in London this week to speak at Chatham House on U.S. approaches to space and cyber security policy making, and their impact on the international landscape. Details of the event can be found here.

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Sheldon speaks on Cyber, Deterrence

I shall be taking part in two events this week in Washington, DC – both hosted by the Marshall Institute.

The first event, “Examining the Role of Government in Private Sector Cyber Security,” shall be moderated by yours truly and will feature contributions from Dr. Lani Kass, just recently retired as senior adviser on cyberspace issues to Admiral Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Mr. Daniel Gallington, former DASD; and noted cyber security expert Dmitri Alperovitch. The event takes place on Tuesday, 15 November, 3pm-5pm at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003.

 

The second event, “Returning to Fundamentals: Deterrence and U.S. National Security in the 21st Century,” is a roundtable featuring Dr. Bob Butterworth, Peter Marquez, Eric Sterner, and myself, where we shall all be talking about our respective chapters in the Marshall Institute publication Returning to Fundamentals: Deterrence and U.S. National Security in the 21st Century, published in August 2011. This event takes place on Wednesday, 16 November, 8am-11am, again at the Capitol Hill Club.

See you there!

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George C. Marshall Institute: Controlling Cyber Conflict? Arms Control, International Norms, and Strategic Restraint

I shall be moderating a panel discussion on “Controlling Cyber Conflict? Arms Control, International Norms, and Strategic Restraint,” on behalf of the George C. Marshall Institute, on Tuesday, 21 June, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Details are as follows, and I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

On June 21, the George C. Marshall Institute will host a panel discussion brings together expert panelists to discuss and explore how cyber conflict can be mitigated. Is the cyberspace domain amenable to arms control solutions, and what would such solutions look like, or are the development of international norms more appropriate? On the other hand, given the unique nature of the cyber domain is strategic restraint by individual actors, as well as the resilient character of the domain itself, enough to mitigate the worst excesses of any cyber conflict? The aim of the discussion would be to generate a broad yet informed debate that can better inform policy makers on the issues at stake.

The panelists are as follows:

  • Dr. John B. Sheldon, Professor, School of Advanced Air & Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and Marshall Institute Fellow – Moderator
  • Mr. Robert J. Butler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense. (Invited)
  • Mr. David E. Hoffman, Contributing Editor to Foreign Policy and The Washington Post, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday, 2009).
  • Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC
  • Dr. James A. Mulvenon, Defense Group Inc., Washington, DC
  • Professor Martha Finnemore, George Washington, University, Washington, DC

For reservations, email info@marshall.org or call 571-970-3180.

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Sheldon to speak on Challenges in Cyberspace at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, 12 April, 2011

Shout it from the rooftops
I know, this shameless self-promotion is getting tedious, however I seem to be on a roll right now.

I'll be speaking on 'Challenges in Cyberspace' at the Belfer Center Library at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, at 16:10 hrs (4:10 pm for you civilians) on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011.

Given the threatened government shutdown this event very nearly did not happen, so I am particularly glad that both sides reached a deal late last night.

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Sheldon speaking at UNIDIR/SWF Space Security Conference 2011, 4-5 April, Geneva

Shoutitfromtherooftops

I shall be in Geneva attending the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and Secure World Foundation (SWF) Space Security Conference in Geneva. I'll be giving a presentation titled 'Reducing Military Tensions, Building Trust' on 5 April.

I shall also be participating in an international discussion on outer space and cyberspace issues.

Hope to see you there!

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Sheldon at Munk Center’s ‘Securing the Cyber Commons: A Global Dialogue’ at University of Toronto, 27-28 March

Shout it from the rooftops
I shall be attending – and moderating the 'War and Control: Deterrence and Arms Control in Cyberspace' panel – the Munk Center's 'Securing the Cyber Commons: A Global Dialogue' to be held at the University of Toronto on 27-28 March.

I shall be moderating Herb Lin of the National Science Foundation, Dave McMahon of Bell Canada, Lt. Gen. Andrew Brooke Leslie, Chief of Transformation of the Canadian Armed Forces, Ted Tzavellas of S4 Incorporated, and Col. Ilmar Tamm, Director of the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia.

Should be an interesting panel!

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