FPA LIVE: Pathways for Cyber Peace in an Age of Constant Conflict

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Foreign Policy Association
New York University Center for Global Affairs

Event Details

Thursday, May 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association and New York University's Center for Global Affairs for a discussion on pathways to Cyber Peace.  

Peace in cyberspace has, and will likely, continue to remain elusive. Boundaries between malicious and virtuous state and non-state actors are blurred, and contact amongst them is constant. Cyber doom is reinforced daily with headlines depicting a world where criminals pilfer at will and nation-states cross virtual and physical borders with impunity. Join our panelists as they discuss what approaches may be taken to manage cyber risks and achieve a more peaceful cyber future.

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Event Speakers

    • Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos - Speaker
      Clinical Associate Professor, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs

      Pano Yannakogeorgos, Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. He joined after an 8 year career in government civil service with the US Air Force, finishing his tenure as the Founding Dean of the Air Force Cyber College at Air University.

      Prior to starting up the AF Cyber College he was a Research Professor at the Air Force Research Institute where he participated in Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) sponsored projects evaluating cyberpower, national security and military operations for senior military leaders. At the CSAF’s direction, he led a comprehensive study on organizing, training and equipping the Air Force’s cyber workforce published as “The Human Side of Cyber Conflict.” His scholarship has been published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, IEEE Security and Privacy, Air and Space Power Journal, Journal of Information Warfare and Terrorism as well as in several edited volumes, monographs, and policy briefs. His most recent co-authored book is The Cyber Threat and Globalization.

      Dr. Yannakogeorgos’ professional activities include membership on the Roundtable on Military Cyber Stability (RMCS) – a multi-year series of “track 1.5” cyber norms dialogues among current and former government officials from the US, China and Russia. Contributing to global cyber capacity building efforts, he has educated senior military officers and government officials around the world as a faculty member with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s Institute for Security Governance (formerly the Center for Civil-Military Relations). Prior to entering government service, Dr. Yannakogeorgos was a Senior Program Coordinator and Research Professor at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. Dr. Yannakogeorgos received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Philosophy, cum laude, from Harvard University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.


    • Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos
    • Andrea Bonime-Blanc - Speaker
      Founder and CEO, GEC Risk Advisory, LLC

      Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is CEO and Founder of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber and crisis strategist, serving a broad cross-section of business, nonprofits, and government agencies. Since 2017, she has served as the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.

      Dr. Bonime-Blanc spent two decades as a c-suite global corporate executive at Bertelsmann, Verint, and PSEG overseeing legal, governance, risk, ethics, corporate responsibility, crisis management, compliance, audit, InfoSec and environmental health and safety, among other functions.

      Andrea is a global speaker, including at Davos, and appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar and other media. She is faculty at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs Masters program teaching “Cyber Leadership, Risk Oversight and Resilience”. She is an extensively published author of many articles and several books including The Reputation Risk Handbook, Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance and The Artificial Intelligence Imperative. Her latest book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) debuted as an Amazon #1 Hot Release in Business Ethics and Game Theory. She lives in New York City with her family and is an avid photographer and artist.

    • Andrea Bonime-Blanc
    • Scott Shackelford - Speaker
      Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Cybersecurity Program Chair, and Director of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, Indiana University Bloomington

      Professor Scott J. Shackelford serves on the faculty of Indiana University, where he is cybersecurity program chair and director of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance. He is also an affiliated scholar at both the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, as well as a senior fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

      Shackelford has written more than 100 articles, book chapters, essays, and op-eds for diverse outlets ranging from the University of Illinois Law Review and the American Business Law Journal to the Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Slate, The Conversation, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Similarly, his research has been covered by diverse outlets, including Politico, NPR, Marketplace, Forbes, Time, Associated Press, Forensics Magazine, Law360, the Indianapolis Star, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He is also the author of Managing Cyber Attacks in International Law, Business, and Relations: In Search of Cyber Peace (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

      Both Shackelford’s academic work and teaching have been recognized with numerous awards, including a Harvard University Research Fellowship, a Stanford University Hoover Institution National Fellowship, a Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Distinguished Fellowship, the 2014 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Award.

    • Scott Shackelford
    • Peter Beshar - Moderator
      Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies

      Peter J. Beshar serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Marsh & McLennan Companies.  MMC, which has 57,000 employees worldwide and a market capitalization of $30 billion, operates through four leading brands: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman.  Mr. Beshar supervises the Company’s Legal, Government Relations, Communications and Risk Management Departments.

      Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan in 2004, Mr. Beshar was a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP where he served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Group.  Mr. Beshar joined Gibson Dunn in 1995 after serving as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the New York State Attorney General’s Task Force on Illegal Firearms.  In 1992 and 1993, Mr. Beshar served as the Special Assistant to the Honorable Cyrus Vance in connection with the United Nations' peace negotiations in the former Yugoslavia.


      Mr. Beshar is the recipient of the Business Leadership Award from the Citizens Union of New York, the Burton Award for Leadership in the Law, and the Law and Society Award from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.  In 2015, President Obama appointed Mr. Beshar as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington.  Mr. Beshar serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Veterans’ Committee of John Jay College for Criminal Justice and as a member of the board of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.  Mr. Beshar was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for the City of New York.  Mr. Beshar has testified numerous times before the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and the Securities & Exchange Commission on topics ranging from cybersecurity to terrorism.


    • Peter  Beshar

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