The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies  hosted a Live Web Chat Thursday, May 26, with Institute CEO Michael Swetnam. The topic was issues and challenges in cyber security.  The Institute is currently hosting a Cyber Challenge Symposia series, featuring noted experts from the government, academic and private sectors in panel discussions on the topic of cyber security. This live web chat complemented the series by exploring the nature of the risk to cyber systems, coordination of public-private responsibility for protecting critical infrastructure, and potential policy responses.     
To replay the chat, click here to access our Live Event Chat page.   

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies held an Ambassadors' Forum Luncheon with Georgia's Ambassador to the US, Temuri Yakobashvili, on the "Georgia-US Strategic Partnership: Past Experience and Future Outlook," Thursday, May 19. Co-sponsors of this event included the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.  The Ambassador is known as the architect of Georgia's "engagement strategy" for improving relations between Georgia and the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which are under Russian occupation.  Click below to watch a video of the event.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies presented the fourth seminar in a series addressing science, technology, and policy issues relative to cyber security, "The Public-Private Cyber Nexus," at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 4. Guest speakers were Edward Amoroso, PhD, Senior VP/Chief Security Officer, AT&T Services; William Marshall, Managing Director, The Chertoff Group; and Jeff Moulton, Director of Program Development and Information Operations, Georgia Tech Research Institute. The program addressed the challenges that arise from the need to protect essential US infrastructure from cyber intrusions, in an environment in which the private sector owns the preponderance of that infrastructure while some of the most critical elements are owned and protected by the government. Click below to watch a video of the event. (Please note: due to technical difficulties, there is a temporary loss of audio between 06:28 and 07:56.) 

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Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

 

 

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies hosted a panel discussion,  "The Emerging New Middle East and State-Sponsored Terrorism: A Dilemma for Policymakers," on Friday, April 15, from  12-2 pm, at the Institute.  A distinguished panel, including Margaret Nardi, Keith J. Stalder, Terence Taylor, and Stephen Larrabee discussed the dangers of state-sponsored terrorism and what political, social, economic, and military options are available to the international community to reduce conventional and unconventional risks in a Middle East that is currently in turmoil.  Click below to watch a video of the event.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.

 

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce the addition of a new feature to our website.   On Tuesday, April 12, from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, the Director of the Institute's Health Policy and Preparedness Program, Donald Donahue, DHEd, took questions in a Live Chat forum on our Live Event Chat page. The topic was public health effects of radiation released by Japan's damaged nuclear power plant.  Contents of this chat may be viewed by clicking on our Live Event Chat page and clicking "Replay."  Please watch our website for announcements regarding upcoming Chats. For more information on Dr. Donahue, please click here.

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