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10: Power and Cyberspace

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Cyberspace is the first artificial domain of human interaction – unlike air, land, sea and space it has been created by man and obeys rules established by man. Behaviour in the cyberspace “domain” sometimes seems to indicate, however, that cyberspace is the only dimension where “conventional morality” (and legal terminology) does not apply. Human interaction is clearly being redefined in a way that does not apply to other domains in the same way – if we look at concepts such as “piracy” and “sovereignty”, we can see that there are clearly different definitions and connotations at work. This holds equally true for any kind of concept of “political power” in cyberspace – trends that were, at best, secondary in other domains of human endeavour (such as the “multi stakeholder approach” or the trends towards “distribution of political power”) are clearly dominant in the cyber domain. In essence, Power in Cyberspace will look at the development of these relations within the cyber domain, but also will also ask the question of what the consequences for the “real world” are. Will all political power (and political violence), for instance, go to where cyberspace is leading us? To answer this question it is first important to understand the fundamentals of the internet, cyberspace and the very wide range of political behaviours occurring in and around it.

1. The Rise of a New Domain: What is Cyberspace?
2. How Big a Revolution: Different Views on the Advent of Cyberspace
3. Cyberpower of Today: Norms for the Interactions of Nations, Individuals, Transnational Organisations?
4. Cyberpower & National Cybersecurity: The Experience of China, Russia and the West
5. “Surveillance” or “Payment”? The Morality of Data Protection vs. Deep Data
6. Anyone in Charge? Internet Governance and the Future of Cyberspace

Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge; Senior Adviser, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
Director, Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and Visiting Assistant Professor, Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington
Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, New York

BA, MSc Alexander KLIMBURG

Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge; Senior Adviser, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna

 Since joining the oiip in October 2006, Alexander Klimburg has acted as an advisor to a number of different governments and international organizations on various issues within cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), and EU Common and Foreign Security Policy (CFSP). Mr. Klimburg has partaken in international and intergovernmental discussions, has acted as an advisor to the Austrian delegation at the OSCE, and has been a member of various European and international policy and working groups. He regularly advises on national and European cybersecurity legislation. Before joining the Institute, Mr. Klimburg worked in IT-related consulting and finance in Europe and Asia. He holds a BA degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and received his MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London).

Catherine LOTRIONTE

Director, Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and Visiting Assistant Professor, Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington

Attorney-Advisor, US Department of Justice, New York, NY Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA Legal Counsel, Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Washington, DC Counsel, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, White House, Washington, DC
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Ph.D. Milton MUELLER

Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, New York

B.A., Columbia College, Chicago M.A., Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey ;1997 Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Information and Systems Management Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University Director, Graduate Program in Telecommunications and Network Management, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse
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12.08.2013

15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2013 Plenary
15:15 - 15:30 Opening Concert Part I: Premiere of “The Light of Experience” Plenary
15:30 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 17:30 Opening Concert Part II Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary

13.08.-18.08.2013

Seminar 03: Democratic Interventionism or Responsibility to Protect? Seminar
Seminar 07: Between Faith and Atheism – Values and the Variety of Spiritual Experiences Seminar
Seminar 01: New Approaches to Security – Cooperation, Concentration and Integration Seminar
Seminar 08: The Evil in Art Seminar
Seminar 06: Exploring the Universe: Competition or Cooperation? Seminar
Seminar 05: Values in Science Seminar
Seminar 04: Motivation – A Biological and Social Base Seminar
Seminar 02: Open Data, Open Government, Open Society? Seminar
Seminar 11: What Kind of Foreign Policy – Value-Based or Realpolitik? Seminar
Seminar 12: Human Appropriation of Natural Resources  Challenges, Constraints and Ethical Aspects Seminar
Seminar 09: The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Protecting and Developing an Open Society Seminar
Seminar 10: Power and Cyberspace Seminar
Seminar 16: Experiences in Migration and Integration: A Cultural Approach Seminar
Seminar 14: Roots of European Values Seminar
Seminar 15: Irrational Behaviour of Individuals: Implications for Economic Policy Seminar
Seminar 13: Synthetic Biology: Social and Ethical Implications Seminar

13.08.2013

18:00 - 20:00 International Evening Culture

14.08.-13.08.2013

BarCamp: Transformations Seminar

15.08.2013

16:00 - 17:30 Authors in Conversation: The Revolt Against the West and its Values Culture