Richard “Pete” Suttmeier, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, University of Oregon
China looms large in any discussion of international cybersecurity and cybersecurity threats to the US. This presentation will examine the main issues in this discussion and will explore how current Chinese policies pertaining to innovation and intellectual property affect the international cybersecurity environment. It will also examine the proposition that a distinctive Chinese "information culture" contributes to the problems of understanding China's role in international cybersecurity issues.
Student moderator: Irene V. Nemesio is a senior in the Taubman Center for Public Policy's undergraduate honors program. Although her primary research in the department explores the intersection of civil rights and transportation policy, her other policy interests and current work include advocacy for domestic violence victims, urban and environmental policy, as well as cybersecurity and international relations. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Irene also spent one year living abroad in Dalian, China. During her time at Brown, Irene interned at U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s home office and at Public Advocates Inc., a public interest law firm in San Francisco. In addition, Irene served as Vice President for External Affairs for the Ivy Council this past year, developing and coordinating its flagship Ivy China exchange last summer which sent 30 student delegates from the Ivy League to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and several other provinces throughout China in partnership with the All China Youth Federation, U.S. State Department and Chinese universities. After graduation, Irene intends to pursue a career in law.