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Can Cyberspace be Secure and Preserved as an Open Commons?

March 23, 2011

TORONTO, ON — Today, the Cana­da Cen­tre for Glob­al Secu­ri­ty Stud­ies at the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs and the SecDev Group announced details of their con­fer­ence “Secur­ing the Cyber Com­mons: A Glob­al Dia­logue” tak­ing place in Toron­to on March 27–28, spon­sored by the John D. and Cather­ine T. MacArthur Foun­da­tion and Google.

The dia­logue includes an influ­en­tial mix of glob­al lead­ers from gov­ern­ments, civ­il soci­ety, acad­e­mia and pri­vate enter­prise to par­tic­i­pate in a facil­i­tat­ed con­ver­sa­tion about the chal­lenges of secur­ing cyber­space, pro­tect­ing human rights, and pre­serv­ing cyber­space an open com­mons.

Fea­tured speakers/panelists include: Evge­ny Moro­zov, author of the recent­ly released, high­ly acclaimed book titled “The Net Delu­sion: The Dark Side of Inter­net Free­dom”, Jonathan Zit­train, Pro­fes­sor of Law at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and Co-founder of the Berk­man Cen­ter for Inter­net and Soci­ety. jour­nal­ist Misha Glen­ny, author of “McMafia” and Ron Deib­ert (Direc­tor, Cit­i­zen Lab) and Rafal Rohozin­s­ki (SecDev Group), co-authors of the Track­ing Ghost­net and Shad­ows cyber-espi­onage reports.

For the full sched­ule and bios of speakers/panelists please vis­it the con­fer­ence web­site

Date: March 27*-28, 2011

Time: *March 27 (2–5 pm) is open to the media, the remain­der of the dia­logue is in cam­era

Where: Innis Town Hall — 2 Sus­sex Avenue, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Toron­to, Cana­da

For more media accred­i­ta­tion or to sched­ule an inter­view with a speaker/panelist, please con­tact:

Neil Desai
Direc­tor, Pro­grams and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to