Motohiro Tsuchiya

Motohiro TSUCHIYA is a professor of Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University in Japan and Deputy Director at Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI). Prior to joining the Keio faculty, he was associate professor at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He is interested in the impact of the information revolution on international relations; regulations regarding telecommunications and the Internet; global governance and information technologies; and cyber security. He authored Cyber Terror (Tokyo: Bungeishunju, 2012, in Japanese), Cyber Security and International Relations (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2015, in Japanese), The Age of Revelation (Tokyo: KADOKAWA, 2016, in Japanese) and co-authored more than 20 books including Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012, in English) and Information Governance in Japan: Towards a New Comparative Paradigm (SVNJ eBook series, Kindle Edition, 2016). He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, and Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University.

Vint Cerf

Special Advisor

Vinton Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves as Past President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 29 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year’s “25 Most Intriguing People.”

Sorin Ducaru

Special Advisor

Ambassador Sorin Dumitru Ducaru is a Romanian career diplomat with a longstanding experience in trans-Atlantic and International Relations and a particular expertise in the field of emerging security challenges and the impact of new technologies upon security. Ambassador Ducaru’s professional background reflects a quite rare blend of technical and political studies. Holding degrees both in computer-studies and political science, he has been intensely engaged intellectually and professionally in translating “digital language” into the language of policy and strategy. He has recently joined the Hudson Institute in Washington DC, as a Senior Fellow, devoting a special focus on cybersecurity and defence, being also engaged in academic and scientific work in Brussels, Rome, Bucharest and Berlin.

Ambassador Ducaru held the post of NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges from September 2013 to November 2017. In this capacity he was the head of the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO-HQ, Chair of the Cyber Defence Committee and also coordinator and manager NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme. He has been leading the work on NATO cyber policy development and implementation in a period of most dynamic developments for the Alliance in this field. He has provided expert input and chaired Allied negotiations on NATO’s Enhanced Policy on Cyber Defence (adopted at the Wales Summit in 2014), on NATO’s Cyber Defence Pledge and the Alliance’s Recognition of Cyberspace as Operational Domain (both adopted at the Warsaw Summit in 2016). As Chair of NATO’s Cyber Defence Management Board, he has been in charge of supervision NATO Cyber Action Plan implementation. Ambassador Ducaru has championed the cyber multi-stakeholder approach and the development of NATO’s cyber partnerships with partner countries, international organizations, industry and academia, displaying at the same time a strong support for the development of international norms of responsible behavior and confidence building measures in cyberspace as important instruments to strengthen stability in cyberspace.

Prior to his appointment as ASG, Ambassador Ducaru served as Romania’s Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, from September 2006 to September 2013. From November 2011, Ambassador Ducaru was the Dean of the North Atlantic Council.

Ambassador Ducaru was born on 22 June 1964, in Baia-Mare, Romania. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest in 1988 with a BA Degree in Applied Electronics and Computer-Studies and from the Romanian National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in 1992, with a Post-Graduate Degree in Political Studies. He holds a MPhil Degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam (1993) and a PhD degree in International Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (2005).

He joined the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, assuming various posts such as member of the Policy Planning team, counsellor to the Minister, spokesman of the MFA, Director of the Minister’s Office and Director for NATO and Strategic Issues. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Romania’s Ambassador to the United States of America. In 2000–2001, Ambassador Ducaru served as Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, in New York.

In the year 2008 Ambassador Ducaru was awarded the rank of Knight of the National Order “The Star of Romania”. He received the title of “Ambassador of the Year” in 2003 and 2012, from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania.

He is married to Carmen Ducaru, Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels and has two children. Ambassador Ducaru speaks German, English and French, and enjoys playing the guitar, key-board, skiing, tennis and photography.

Alexander Klimburg

Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Director of the GCSC Initiative and Secretariat, Director Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and a former associate and former research fellow of the Science Technology and Public Policy Program and Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Dr. Klimburg is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy.

Dr. Klimburg has worked on numerous topics within the wider field of international cybersecurity since 2007. He has acted as an adviser to a number of governments and international organizations on national cybersecurity strategies, international norms of behavior in cyberspace and cyber-conflict (including war, cyber-crime, and cyber-espionage), critical infrastructure protection, and internet governance. He has participated in international and intergovernmental discussions within the European Union and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and has been a member of various national, international, NATO, and EU policy and working groups. He has given dozens of invited talks and regularly participates and organizes track 1.5 diplomatic initiatives as well as technical research groups. He is author and editor of numerous books, research papers, and commentaries and has often been featured in the international media, including in Newsweek, Reuters, and others. His most recent book The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace was published by Penguin Press.

Previously, Dr. Klimburg worked for eight years in Vienna as senior adviser at the Austrian Institute of International Affairs and has been closely involved in a number of European cybersecurity policy initiatives. Prior to this, Alexander worked on ICT strategy issues in corporate finance and strategy consulting in Europe and Asia.

A graduate (1st class degree) of the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics, he obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. He is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Bruce McConnell

Bruce McConnell is Co-Director of the GCSC Secretariat and Global Vice President of the EastWest Institute (EWI). He leads EWI’s relationship-building with government and businesses around the world. He also manages the institute’s Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative.

In January 2016, he opened EWI’s San Francisco center, reflecting the institute’s increasing emphasis on addressing security risks from emerging technology and on the Asia-Pacific region.

Beginning in 2009, McConnell was a leader of the cybersecurity mission at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He became Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity in 2013, and responsible for ensuring the cybersecurity of all federal civilian agencies and for helping the owners and operators of the most critical U.S. infrastructure protect themselves from growing cyber threats. During his tenure, McConnell was instrumental in building the national and international credibility of DHS as a trustworthy partner that relies on transparency and collaboration to protect privacy and enhance security.

Before DHS, McConnell served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, working on open government and technology issues. From 2000-2008, he created, built, and sold McConnell International and Government Futures, consultancies that provided strategic and tactical advice to clients in technology, business and government markets. From 2005-2008, he served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency.

From 1999-2000, McConnell was Director of the International Y2K Cooperation Center, sponsored by the United Nations and the World Bank, where he coordinated regional and global preparations of governments and critical private sector organizations to successfully defeat the Y2K bug. McConnell was Chief of Information Policy and Technology in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1993-1999. From 1995-1999, McConnell co-chaired the White House interagency working group encryption policy, working with law enforcement and intelligence, Congress, and the U.S. technology industry to relax U.S. export controls on strong encryption products.

McConnell is also a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He received a Master of Public Administration from the Evans School for Public Policy at the University of Washington, where he maintains a faculty affiliation, and a Bachelor of Sciences from Stanford University.

Louk Faesen

Louk Faesen is Project Manager of the GCSC Secretariat and a Senior Strategic Analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). He researches and advises on numerous policy issues pertaining to the wider field of international cybersecurity and hybrid conflict. He has co-edited paper series and has authored numerous reports and articles, including on cyber norms and cybersecurity standards, disinformation and hybrid conflict, cyber military capabilities and deterrence, as well as the security implications of new technologies. He has briefed members of European Parliament and Council of the EU, participated in international discussions on cyberstability inter alia at the UN, EU, OSCE and AUC, and also organizes a long-running track 2 diplomatic dialogue on cyber issues.

Louk worked previously as a Policy Officer at the Task Force International Cyber Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, where he assisted in the substantive preparations for the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. He holds a Master’s degree in Law and Politics of International Security (LLM) from the VU University of Amsterdam.

Anneleen Roggeman

Anneleen Roggeman is the Senior Program Associate to the EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative.

As program associate, Anneleen is responsible for the management and coordination of the Cyberspace Initiative, including program activities, donor relations and budget management. She is responsible for the coordination, planning and execution of the Institute’s Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summits. Past summits were held in Dallas (2010), London (2011), New Delhi (2012), Silicon Valley (2013), Berlin (2014), New York (2015) and Berkeley University (2017).

A native of Belgium, Anneleen joined the EastWest Institute in 2008 and is a founding member of EWI’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative. Over the years she has worked on a number of projects including the Weapons of Mass Destruction Program, the Global Security Program and the Institute’s Worldwide Security Conferences.

Prior to joining EWI, Anneleen worked at the European Parliament. She holds a Master’s degree in Translation and a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy. In addition to her native Dutch, Anneleen is fluent in English and German and proficient in French.

Christopher Painter

Chris Painter is a globally recognized leader and expert on cybersecurity and cyber policy, Cyber Diplomacy and combatting cybercrime.  He has been on the vanguard of U.S. and international cyber issues for over twenty five years—first as a prosecutor of some of the most high-profile cybercrime cases in the country and then as a senior official at the Department of Justice, FBI, the National Security Council and finally the State Department.  He has initiated, helped drive, or advised on virtually every major U.S. cyber policy for over a decade and has created innovative new organizations and approaches to deal with threats and take advantage of opportunities in cyberspace.

In his most recent role as the nation’s top cyber diplomat, Mr. Painter coordinated and led the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure and advised the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of State on these emerging issues.  The pioneering office that Mr. Painter established — the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues — was the first high-level position and office dedicated to advancing the diplomatic aspects of cyber issues ranging from national security to human rights matters. These issues include promoting norms of responsible state behavior and cyber stability, preventing cyber conflict, enhancing deterrence, advancing cybersecurity, fighting cybercrime, promoting multi-stakeholder Internet governance and advancing Internet freedom.

Among many other things, Mr. Painter was instrumental in negotiating a landmark agreement regarding the theft of intellectual property with China, negotiating a comprehensive cyber cooperation agreement with India, using diplomatic and other tools to combat high-profile cyber attacks and intrusions, and launching first of their kind “whole of government” cyber dialogues and capacity building programs with dozens of countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.  He and his team also spearheaded the promotion of an international framework of cyber stability that includes building a consensus around norms of acceptable behavior and getting agreement on transparency and confidence-building measures designed to reduce the risk of miscalculation that could inadvertently lead to conflict in cyberspace.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council. He was a senior member of the team that conducted the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review in 2009 and he subsequently helped create and then structure a new directorate in the National Security Council devoted to these issues.

Mr. Painter has been a frequent media spokesperson and presenter on cyber issues around the globe.  He was named the Bartels World Affairs Fellow by Cornell University for 2017-2018 and chosen as a member of the Board of the Center for Internet Security.  He is the recipient of the prestigious RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy (2016), the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Intelligence Community Legal Award (2008) and has been named to the “Federal 100” list, among other honors.  He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University and clerked for US Circuit Judge Betty Fletcher.

Sean Kanuck

Sean Kanuck is an international attorney and strategic consultant who advises governments, corporations, and entrepreneurs on the future of information technology.  Sean serves as Director of the Future Conflict and Cyber Security program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK) and Chair of the Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (Hague, Netherlands).  He has also been appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), a Distinguished Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India), and an Affiliate with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (Palo Alto, USA).

Sean served as the United States’ first National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011 to 2016.  He came to the National Intelligence Council after a decade of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center, the White House National Security Council, and the United States delegation to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on international information security.  Prior to government service, Sean practiced law with Skadden Arps in New York, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and banking matters.  He holds degrees from Harvard University (A.B., J.D.), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.), and the University of Oslo (LL.M.).  He also proudly serves as a Trustee of the Center for Excellence in Education in McLean, Virginia.

Marília Maciel

Ms Marília Maciel is a Digital Policy Senior Researcher at DiploFoundation. Previously, she was a researcher and coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) in Rio de Janeiro.

From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Maciel was a member of the Working Group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum, created under the auspices of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD). She was also a member of the Multistakeholder Executive Committee of NETmundial, the Global Multi-stakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, that was held in Sao Paulo in 2014. She served in the Consultative Chamber on Internet Security and Rights of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (

Ms. Maciel is a member of the Working Group on Digital Development and Openness of the Freedom Online Coalition. She serves as a councillor at ICANN´s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) representing the Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). She has also worked as a consultant to International Organisations, such as the Council of Europe, in projects related to Internet governance.

She is a PhD candidate at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, on Information and Communication Sciences. Her research is focused on the securitization of cyberspace. She holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Integration from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2008) and a law degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2005), where she was awarded with a research grant from the State of Pernambuco Research Foundation (FACEPE) to investigate issues related to taxation and electronic commerce.

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