"The Internet of Things" 3/20, Six-Day War 50 Years Later...
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"Cybersecurity in an Age of Uncertainty:  
U.S.-Israel Perspectives" Conference
March 20-21, 2017
Ben-Gurion University Professor Yuval Elovici will give the keynote address, “The Internet of Things: The New Frontier of Cyber Conflict," on March 20 at 7:30 PM to kick off this free two-day conference at American University, presented in partnership with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). On March 21, through a series of four expert panels, the conference will explore cutting-edge U.S.-Israel cyberpolicy issues involving national security, crime, human rights, and the digital economy. Topics to be discussed include active cyber military operations, Internet freedom, cybertheft, and technological capabilities. Each panel will explore the responsibilities of various governmental agencies as well as the roles of the private sector and the public in each country.

Among the speakers are
  • Amir Becker, Cyber Attache, Embassy of Israel
  • Brig. General (ret.) Eli Ben-Meir, Cygov
  • Jennifer Dascal, WCL, American University
  • Ran Nahmias, Check Point Software Technologies
  • Michael Nelson, Cloudfare
  • Eric Novotny, SIS and Department of State
  • Amir Rapaport, founder, Israel Cybertech
  • Stephen Thomas, Cyberbit
  • Eric Wenger, Cisco
Location: March 20 keynote: Abramson Family Founders Room, American University's School of International Service Building (4400 Mass. Ave. NW; intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Ave., free parking in garage beneath building) 
March 21 all day (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Claudio Grossman Hall, Washington College of Law (4300 Nebraska Ave., NW; nearest red line metro: Tenleytown/AU; use WCL parking garage code 867630 for 50% parking discount)

AU Cosponsors: Center for Israel Studies, Internet Governance Lab, Kogod Business in the Capital Initiative, Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, Kogod School of Business, School of International Service, TAMID Group at AU, Washington College of Law, School of Communication, and Department of Computer Science.

Additional co-sponsors (in formation): Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC), Internet Society Washington DC Chapter, Future of Privacy Forum, Israel Cybertech, Scaleup Global, Wharton Club of DC and Christian Science Monitor's Passcode division.  

The conference is generously supported by the Bender Foundation in memory of Sondra D. and Howard Bender.
Click for Conference Schedule and RSVP By Session

Tuesday, April 4 7:30 PM "Israel's Second Founding: The Six-Day War 50 Years Later" CIS director Michael Brenner moderates the discussion with Alon Confino (University of Virginia/Ben-Gurion University), Arie Dubnov (George Washington University), Benny Morris (Ben Gurion University/Georgetown University), Yoram Peri (University of Maryland) and Tamara Wittes (Brookings Institution). Click here for full info and rsvp.  

Thursday, April 20 7:00 PM “Love and Borders” with Israeli Writer Dorit Rabinyan as part of Sondra and Howard Bender Israeli Writer Series. Book-signing reception to follow discussion. Location: Mary Graydon Center Room 5. Click here for full info.
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