I participated in the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics Civil society and Democracy In Iran workshop, held 14-15 May 2010 at the University of Toronto. I was participating in the panel on “Exploring the Youth Movement in Iran,” and spoke about the challenges of cyberspace controls for youth activism in and outside of Iran and in particular among the green movement.
I am in Boston for a presentation to the Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar Explorations in Cyber International Relations at MIT. The title of my presentation is “The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: From Militarization to Arms Control.”
I am participating in the IPSI 2010 Research Symposium at the University of Toronto. The theme of the conference is “Developing a Trusted Cyber Infrastructure
for Canadians.” I will be speaking about our research on cyber espionage (although the organizers gave me the curious title for my talk of “Detecting and disabling botnets.” (As an IR theorist and political scientist, the only botnets I’ve discovered are Realists — and they can’t be disabled.) Looks to be a good day of interesting discussions.
I am scheduled to appear on TVO Big Ideas this weekend; details below.
Hacking Back: The Battle for Human Rights Online
TVO: Saturday and Sunday November 22 and 23, 2008, 4 PM
Repeats Saturday and Sunday at 5 am.
In this lecture, political science professor Ron Deibert looks at the issue of internet censorship and surveillance around the world and the tools being created (like “psiphon”) to empower global citizens to freely share and access information online. Deibert is Director of The Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies.
The video can be viewed here: