Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Disaster Response and Cybersecurity in a Time of Rising Challenges and Constrained Resources
Co-Sponsored by Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Nontraditional security issues loom increasingly large in Asia and in U.S. interactions with the region. Natural disasters – exacerbated by climate change and dense populations in vulnerable areas – have brought much greater need for disaster assistance and humanitarian relief. Ever-growing reliance on digital technology in sectors ranging from militaries to government operations, to civilian infrastructure, to economically important businesses, have transformed cybersecurity threats – emanating from ever more numerous and sophisticated foreign states and non-state actors – into vital matters of national security and national economic security.
State assets – from navies to intelligence services to specialized cyberwarfare units – are being developed and deployed to address these problems, but these limited public resources are insufficient to address the mounting scale and complexity of the challenges they face. How will these states meet the challenges posed by disaster relief and cybersecurity? What opportunities exist for non-state actors, such as NGO’s and the private sector to play a role? To answer these questions and more, the Asia Programs of FPRI and the Wilson Center have assembled a leading group of experts.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Topics and Speakers
Welcome / Opening Remarks
Keynote Address - Cyber in Asia: From Firewalls in China to Fireballs from DPRK
Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Panel I: Cybersecurity: Threats and Responses
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for Cyber Security Studies, U.S. Naval AcademyJames Lewis
Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International StudiesJack Midgley
Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for New American SecurityJacques deLisle
Director, Asia Program, FPRI, and Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Keynote Address: The TOMODACHI Initiative: From Disaster Response to Fostering Future Leaders
President, U.S.-Japan Council
Panel II: Dealing with Disasters: Relief and Resilience
Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Woodrow Wilson CenterAlain Guilloux
Visiting Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong; Former Executive, Médecins Sans FrontièresJames L. Schoff
Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceShihoko Goto
Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center