The Battle for the Global Internet

When:
October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2018-10-24T17:30:00-04:00
2018-10-24T19:30:00-04:00
Where:
Old Lyme Country Club
40 McCurdy Rd
Old Lyme, CT 06371
USA
Cost:
Free for Members; $20 walk-in
Contact:
Paul Nugent
860-912-5718
The Battle for the Global Internet @ Old Lyme Country Club | Old Lyme | Connecticut | United States

Robert Morgus will present, ‘The Battle for the Global Internet’ on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Old Lyme Country Club at 40 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

As recently as 2014, the Internet appeared to have reached an “End of History,” as one set of ideas seemed to have prevailed in defining the World Wide Web: one that favored freedom and openness and incorporated all stakeholders in decision making. But today, two ideological poles of defining the internet have emerged: on one end of the spectrum, a model that keeps tight control over information and emphasizes the sovereignty of states; on the other, a free, open, and global internet. In his SECWAC presentation on October 24, Robert Morgus will explore how this fracture happened, why it matters, and where things might go from here.

Robert is a Sr. Policy Analyst and Deputy Director with New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, where he leads the institution’s work on international cybersecurity policy. His research has been published and recognized by the New York TimesSlate, the Council on Foreign Relations, peer-reviewed academic journals, and numerous other national and international media outlets. He currently serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyber Space, and has served as an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs with honors from Occidental College, has a background in international security, and is conversant in three languages.

Dinner with Robert, guests, and fellow members is optional for $35 following the presentation at the Country Club. Reservations must be made in advance. Reservations are required by Friday, October 19, at 860-912-5718.

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The Battle for the Global Internet

When: October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Old Lyme Country Club, 40 McCurdy Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA

Robert Morgus will present, ‘The Battle for the Global Internet’ on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Old Lyme Country Club at 40 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371. As recently as 2014, the[…]

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