Editor's Note: This annoucement is crossposted with Just Security.
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On April 23, Benjamin Wittes hosted a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution unpacking what we learned from the redacted version of the Mueller report. The panel featured Susan Hennessey, Chuck Rosenberg and Margaret Taylor. They discussed the factual record Mueller established on Russian interference and collusion, whether the president's conduct constitutes obstruction of justice and how Congress and the American people might react to the report.
‘Achieving and Maintaining Cyberspace Superiority’: A Cyber Command and Interagency Legal Conference
I'm happy to report that U.S. Cyber Command will host its sixth annual legal conference from March 4–7, and that some seats may still be available. The title is "Achieving and Maintaining Cyberspace Superiority," and it is consciously framed as not just a CYBERCOM but also an interagency (and international) production.
More details from the organizers, including contact information if you’d like to attend:
Call for Competitors: The ‘Austin Regional’ of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Strategy Competition at the Strauss Center
Are you a current student who enjoys wrestling with the policy aspects of cybersecurity, especially insofar as they implicate national security and international relations? Thinking about forming a team to compete in the Atlantic Council’s amazing “Cyber 9/12” Strategy Competition in D.C. in the spring? And do you like tacos? If you answered at least two out of three of these questions with yes, then you will want to plan on a trip to UT-Austin in January for the stand-alone “Austin Regional” of the Cyber 9/12 event!
The Hoover Institution has launched a new Project on Governance in an Emerging New World that explores the challenge to governance posed by changing demographics, the information and communications revolution, emerging technologies and new means of production of goods near where they are u
The Hoover Institution will host the next event of the “Security by the Book” series on Oct. 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., where Lawfare’s Jack Goldsmith will interview John Mearsheimer about his new book, “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities.”
Call for Applications: Cybersecurity Tech Bootcamp for Law & Policy Professionals v1.1 (Austin, October 23-24)
Last May, the cybersecurity program at UT-Austin’s Strauss Center hosted a well-received 1.5 day technical bootcamp for law and policy professionals who are interested in cybersecurity but who seek greater fluency with related technical concepts. The idea was to provide a deep dive into a select set of relevant topics, assuming no prior technical knowledge on the part of any attendees (many attendees knew a great deal about the legal and policy aspects of this topic, but not the technical side).
Back in February, we joined forces in this post to draw attention to the wide array of dangers to individuals and to society posed by advances in “deepfake” technology (that is, the capacity to alter audio or video to make it appear, falsely, that a real person said or did something). The post generated a considerable amount of discussion, which was great, but we understood we had barely scratched the surface of the issue.
The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on May 14, when Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes will interview Amanda Tyler about her new book, “Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay.”
I’m happy to report that U.S. Cyber Command will host its fifth annual legal conference from March 5 through 8 and that some seats may still be available. The title is “Cyberspace Operations in the Gray Zone,” and it is consciously framed as not just a CYBERCOM but also an interagency production.
More details from the organizers, including contact information, if you’d like to attend: