New Alliances in Cybersecurity, Human Rights and Internet Governance

February 17, 2016 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


Carl Bildt, Global Commission on Internet Governance
Marc Andreessen, Founder, Andreessen Horowitz

Date and Time

February 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Bechtel Conference Center

Encina Hall 
616 Serra St.
Stanford, CA 94305-6055


On Wednesday, February 17, The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford, The Center for International Governance Innovation, and the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance will present an all-day conference entitled "New Alliances in Cybersecurity, Human Rights and Internet Governance." The conference will discuss the challenges of creating a regime of internet governance that pays attention to security and human rights in the digital context. 

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Sweden, and Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) and Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz are the scheduled keynote speakers. Other speakers for the event include Michael McFaul (Director FSI), Eileen Donahoe (Human Rights Watch/FSI), Sir David Omand (former Director, GCHQ, UK), Michael Chertoff (former Secretary of Homeland Security, USA) and Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament.)

Director of Civil Liberties, Jennifer Granick, part of an afternoon panel: 

Cybersecurity vs. National Security: What Gives When Aggressive Counterterrorism Undermines Strong Cybersecurity?

The tension between strong encryption and exceptional access; how to prioritize information & intelligence gathering in relations to defense and security for cyber infrastructure

Moderator: Fen Osler Hampson – Director, Global Security & Politics, CIGI; Co-Chair, GCIG
Michael Chertoff – Chairman & co-founder, Chertoff Group; Commissioner, GCIG; former Secretary of Homeland Security
Melissa Hathaway – President, Hathaway Global Strategies; Commissioner, GCIG; former Director of Joint Interagency Cyber Task force, DNI
Whit Diffie - Consulting Scholar, CISAC, Stanford University
Jennifer Granick – Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School

Agenda available here


Encina Hall
616 Serra St.
Stanford, CA

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