WSC8

OCTOBER 3-4, 2011 | BRUSSELS

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WSC8 Update

 

INTERNATIONAL PROMINENCE

 

Each year, since 2006, the country holding the chair of the G8 has been a co-sponsor of the Worldwide Security Conference – Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada. In 2011, that is France.

 

>> “THE EASTWEST INSTITUTE IS CHALLENGING EACH OF US TO RETHINK OUR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRIORITIES IN ORDER TO GET THINGS MOVING AGAIN. YOU KNOW, AS WE DO, THAT WE NEED SPECIFIC ACTIONS, NOT WORDS. AS YOUR SLOGAN SO APTLY PUTS IT, YOU ARE A ‘THINK AND DO TANK.”

Ban ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General

 

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KEYNOTE TOPICS

 

France as G8 and G20 Chair:

Towards Enhanced Economic Security

By Christian Masset

French Undersecretary Director General of Globalization, development and partnerships, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

The Future of Cybersecurity:

Understanding How the Next Billion Users

Will Change Cyberspace

By Paul Nicholas

Senior Director, Global Security Strategy,

Microsoft Corporation

 

New Aspects of Russia’s International Cyber Policy

By Vladislav P. Sherstuyk

Adviser to the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Director of Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues

 

>> “I MARVEL AT HOW THE EASTWEST INSTITUTE IS ABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, CONSISTENTLY. EWI ACTS AS A TUGBOAT FREQUENTLY CALLED UPON BY GOVERNMENTS AND POWERFUL INSTITUTIONS TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATIONS, MOBILIZE RESOURCES AND HELP FIND SOLUTIONS. ”

Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Laureate,  Former President of Finland

 

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FEATURED POLICY PROPOSALS

 

Among the many concrete policy recommendations to be discussed, the most challenging will inlcude:

 

> A proposal for an international cyberspace treaty, by Amit Sharma, Joint Director at the Office of Secretary Defence (R&D), Ministry of Defence, Government of India. (The opinions expressed or implied in Mr Sharma’s paper are solely those of the author, and are based on open sources. Under no circumstances may these be correlated with or perceived as the views of Government of India in general and the Author’s organization in particular.)

> G20 Action Plan for water and food security in the Horn of Africa and Developing Countries

> New measures for regional economic and security integration in Southwest Asia (from Turkey, Israel and Egypt to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the western border of India.

 

>> News organizations registered for the event include: Iran’s Alalam TV News network, Kuwait News Agency, Ary Network (Pakistan), GEO TV News Pakistan, Novaya Gazeta (Russia), Associated Press Pakistan, VOA News, Profi Press (Czech Republic). >> Media partners for the event: Financial Times, New Europe.

 

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BREAKTHROUGH MEASURES

 

The annual Worldwide Security Conference is a flagship event where EWI’s policy development work from throughout the year is show-cased and advanced. Examples this year include:

 

> Cooperation between Parliamentarians of Afghanistan and Pakistan

> International Priority Communications in Emergency Situations

> Resilience for Water and Food security: An Action Plan for Private Sector Capital

> Confidence Building in Cyberspace  

> Programme Global Shield: the Worldwide Cross Border Diversion of Explosive Precursors

 

>> REGISTERED DELEGATES NOW INCLUDE PARTICIPANTS FROM AFGHANISTAN, BELGIUM, CAMEROON, COTE D'IVOIRE, FRANCE, GERMANY, GHANA, IRELAND, LITHUANIA, NETHERLANDS, NIGERIA, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, SOUTH AFRICA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, USA AND ZAMBIA

 

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SUPPORTED BY GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS

 

Leading global corporations sponsor EWI’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative which is part of WSC 8.  

 

Microsoft, Deloitte and Goldman Sachs are members of the LeadersForum. Platinum sponsors include Huawei and Knightsbridge CyberSystems. Gold Sponsors are AT&T, Vodafone and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP. Silver Sponsors are BAE Systems Detica, VeriSign, Unisys and the Chertoff Group.

 

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For sessions that are BY INVITATION ONLY, qualified professionals with a strong interest can participate on a space available basis. Our disposition is to be inclusive rather than the opposite. Please contact us here.

 

 

 

 

 

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