The reemergence of great power politics in a digitalized global security environment has led to new tools of statecraft wielded by nation-states in advancing their foreign policy objectives. During this event, we will engage cybersecurity professionals, journalists and key stakeholders to discuss the development of norms around election influence and interference and lessons learned from the international community’s brief history with these new tools of statecraft. What toolsets will governments wield in the future as they attempt to control media narratives, target dissidents, and influence other states? And how will the toolsets and norms we currently see in play shape the future of state use of technology?

This panel will look into the future of digital statecraft as technology progresses at an unprecedented rate and nation-states consider ways to wield these persuasive and cunning new tools to potent effect. With recent reports of foreign influence and interference in elections around the world calling public trust in institutions into question, it has become imperative that governments work together to establish norms around nation-state behavior across digital borders and have an informed dialogue about future toolsets for political influence. A reception will follow the event.

Opening Remarks by: 
Dr. Matthew Kroenig
Deputy Director for Strategy, 
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, 

Atlantic Council

A discussion with:
Ms. Laura Galante,
Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative,
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council; 
Galante Strategies

Mr. Sean Kanuck
Director, Cyber, Space and Future Conflict
International Institute for Strategic Studies

Ms. Michele Markoff
Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues
State Department

Moderated by:
Ms. Klara Jordan
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative,
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

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