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Join us as the Freeman Spogli Center for International Studies launches our new Cyber Policy Center.

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This all-day event will feature the release of the new white paper "Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and Beyond," and offer a full day of research presentations and panels including with white paper co-authors.

AGENDA*

8:30 - 9:15 AM: Registration; Breakfast available

9:15 - 9:30 AM: Opening remarks

  • Dan Boneh, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Rajeev Motwani Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering; Co-Director of the Stanford Computer Security Lab
  • Nathaniel Persily, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science

MORNING PROGRAM

9:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Discussion of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center's white paper no. 1, "Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and Beyond"

9:30 - 10:00 AM: Putin’s Intentions and Actions in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

  • Michael McFaul, Director of FSI; Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Deterrence and Resilience

Imposing Costs on Foreign Governments who Support Election Interference and Securing U.S. Election Infrastructure

Moderator: Beth George, Partner, WSGR

  • Christopher Painter, William J. Perry Fellow; Lecturer at FSI; Commissioner on the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace; Former Coordinator for Cyber Issues for the Department of State
  • Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at FSI; Program Director for the Stanford Internet Observatory; Former CSO of Facebook
  • Andrew Grotto, FSI Research Scholar; Program Director for the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance; Former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM: Combatting Foreign Disinformation

Regulating Online Political Advertising by Foreign Governments and Nationals; Confronting Efforts at Election Manipulation from Foreign Media Organizations; Combating Organized Disinformation Campaigns from State-aligned Actors

Moderator: Eli Sugarman, Cyber Initiative Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation

  • Nathaniel Persily, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science
  • Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at FSI; Program Director for the Stanford Internet Observatory; Former CSO of Facebook
  • Andrew Grotto, FSI Research Scholar; Program Director for the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance; Former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy
  • Sergey Sanovich, Cyber Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation

11:15 - 11:45 AM: Transparency and International Norms

Providing Transparency about Foreign Interference; Establishing International Norms and Agreements to Prevent Election Interference

Kathryn Stoner, Deputy Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

  • Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at FSI and at the Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Political Science
  • Megan Metzger, Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research for the Global Digital Policy Incubator
  • Allison Berke, Executive Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Question and Answer Session

12:15 - 1:00 PM: Lunch

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Agenda Setting for the Stanford Cyber Policy Center

1:00 - 2:00 PM: The Program on Democracy and the Internet

  • Nathaniel Persily, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science
  • Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Frank Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI; Mosbacher Director of CDDRL; Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
  • Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
  • Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Education
  • Robb Willer, Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
  • Stevie DeGroff, JD Candidate, Stanford Law School

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance

  • Andrew Grotto, FSI Research Scholar; Program Director for the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance; Former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy
  • Video appearance, Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
  • Ian Wallace, Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
  • Graham Webster, Coordinating Editor, DigiChina, China Digital Economy Fellow, New America
  • Michael Sellitto, Deputy Director, Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute

3:00 - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 -4:15 PM: The Global Digital Policy Incubator

  • Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at FSI and at the Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Political Science
  • Megan Metzger, Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research for the Global Digital Policy Incubator
  • Kit Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Chinmayi Arun, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University, Delhi

4:15 5:15 PM: Stanford Internet Observatory

  • Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at FSI; Program Director for the Stanford Internet Observatory; Former CSO of Facebook
  • Renée DiResta, Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust

5:15 - 5:30 PM: Closing Remarks

5:30 - 7:00 PM: Reception

*subject to change

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Bechtel Conference Center

616 Serra Mall

Stanford, CA 94305

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Organizer Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

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The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies serves as a hub for Stanford scholars who want to work across disciplines on research that has international impact. Our areas of focus include: governance, security, international development and global health.

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