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Ford Policy Union: Debate on Cyber Security

Date & time

Feb 20, 2013, 5:30-7:00 pm EST


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.
Preceded by a reception in the Great Hall at the Ford School at 5:00 PM.

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About the event
This Ford Policy Union event will feature a debate on the effectiveness of international agreements on cyber security. Professor John Steinbruner, a noted international security scholar, will argue that the U.S. interest in prohibiting destructive attack on critical infrastructure assets is evident and urgent, and that direct multilateral negotiations are necessary to pursue that objective. Dr. Steven Bucci, a former military officer and government official, will argue that only after the U.S. establishes how to best address cyber security from the standpoint of purely American interest, should the U.S. push for international agreements on cyber security.

John Steinbruner, Director, Center for International and Security Studies School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Steven Bucci, Director, Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

More about the Ford Policy Union
The University of Michigan's International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy organizes and hosts the Ford Policy Union, a series of public debate events. The events typically feature one outside expert; a public policy practitioner, government official, academic and/or an international intellectual; and one U-M faculty member. The two participants present opposing views on a topic and answer questions from the audience.

Co-sponsored by the International Policy Students Association.