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Symposium on 'Public and Private Governance of Cybersecurity: Challenges and Potential'

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

Time: 13:30 – 17:30 (Tokyo time)

Venue: International House of Japan (Roppongi, Tokyo) and Online


Event Details 

BIICL has partnered with Nagoya University and the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) to organise a symposium on cybersecurity. Many presentations will be passed on the forthcoming book 'Public and Private Governance of Cybersecurity', to be published by Cambridge University Press in October 2023.

The symposium will bring together leading experts on international law and international relations aspects of cybersecurity. The event will take place in the hybrid format at the International House of Japan (Roppongi, Tokyo).

This event is a part of a multi-year project with the Graduate School of International Development of Nagoya University (Japan) to explore New Security Threats and the Future of Economic Globalization. This inter-disciplinary (law and political science) research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science will explore the increasing tension between economic globalization and security issues.


13:30  Opening remarks: Mayu Watanabe (Chief Director, JFIR) (in Japanese)

13:40  Keynote speech: Prof Jun Murai (Keio University, 'the father of the Internet in Japan'), introduction by Tomoko Ishikawa (in Japanese)

14:00 - 15:30  Session 1
Moderator: Professor Kiichi Fujiwara (Tokyo University)

  • Paul Nadeau (Temple University/Asia Pacific Initiative): Cybergovernance in the Post-Liberal Order
  • Wakako Ito (Director, JFIR): The State-oriented Model of Internet Regulation: The Case of China
  • Ian Tennant / Summer Walker (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime): Cybercrime, the United Nations, Prospects and Challenges for International Cooperation (video presentation)
  • Mahesh Uttamchandani / Bertram Boie (World Bank): Cyber capacity-building

15:30 - 15:45 Break

15:45 - 17:15  Session 2
Moderator: Dai Yokomizo (Professor, Nagoya University)

  • Jens Hillebrand Pohl (Lecturer, Maastricht University): International Data Transfers and Cybersecurity (online presentation)
  • Aleksander Kalisz (Research associate, King's College London): Public-Private Partnerships on Cybersecurity and International Law
  • Tomoko Ishikawa (Professor, Nagoya University): Cyber Threats, Human Rights and FDI Restrictions
  • Yarik Kryvoi (Senior Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law): The Geopolitical Divide, Norm Conflict and Public-Private Partnership in Cybersecurity Governance

17:15 - 17:30  Closing remarks: Yarik Kryvoi (Senior Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law)

Pricing and Registration

You can apply to register to attend the event in person or online participation here.

Please note that the registration deadline is 23 May 2023.

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