The Battle for Cyberspace: Future Cybersecurity and Warfighting Challenges with Marina Kaljurand November

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Holliday Alumni Center
Free and open to the public

How serious is the cyber threat posed by resurgent authoritarianism across the globe?  What must the world’s democracies do to compete image006.jpgsuccessfully in cyberspace in the years ahead? Those questions will be addressed by chair of the Global Commission on the Security of Cyberspace, Marina Kaljurand in an open discussion with students, faculty, and staff of The Citadel, the College of Charleston, and members of the Charleston community at 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Holliday Alumni Center at 69 Hagood Avenue.

A native of Tallinn, Estonia, Kaljurand earned advanced degrees in law from Tartu University and international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her previous positions of governmental leadership include service as Estonia’s ambassador to the United States, to Russia, and to Israel as well as Estonia’s minister of foreign affairs.

“Marina Kaljurand’s visit affords a rare opportunity for the citizens of our community to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities,that lie ahead on this new frontier of American life and values,” said Bo Moore, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at The Citadel.

The Citadel has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Kaljurand’s presentation is sponsored by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation; The Citadel’s Center for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Studies; and its School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Kaljurand’s talk is free and open to the public. All members of the Charleston community are cordially invited to attend.