On April 12, 2017, the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School is convening a half-day public event on cyberspace and technology policy issues in U.S.–China relations.
Welcome remarks begin at 09:00.
Panel I: Digital Economy and Data Protection
• Rogier Creemers, University of Leiden
• Yanqing Hong, Internet Development Research Institute, Peking University
• Jeffrey Kessler, WilmerHale
• Emily Parker, Author, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground
• Moderator: Graham Webster, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School
Panel II: Cyber Deterrence and New Technologies
• Cuihong Cai, Center for American Studies, Fudan University
• Tianjiao Jiang, Fudan University and George Washington University
• Jan Kallberg, Army Cyber Institute, West Point
• Elsa Kania, Long Term Strategy Group
• Lu Chuanying, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Keynote conversation: Digital Trade and the Future of U.S.–China Relations
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky
Senior International Partner, WilmerHale and former U.S. Trade Representative
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is Senior International Partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where she advises multinational corporations on their market access, investment and acquisition strategies across the globe. She joined WilmerHale after serving as the United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001 and acting and deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As USTR, she led the negotiation of global agreements to open the financial services and telecommunications sectors, remove global tariffs on information technology products, and protect intellectual property rights. She was the architect and negotiator of China’s WTO agreement, which opened China’s economy as a worldwide market. Ambassador Barshefsky serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Express Company, the Estee Lauder Companies, and Intel Corporation. She is a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Cuihong Cai is a professor of international relations with the Center for American Studies at Fudan University. Prior to the present job, she worked for the Foreign Affairs Office of Fudan University during 1996-2001. She received her B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1996) in biophysics, and her Ph.D (2002) in international relations from Fudan University. She also holds a B.A. (2001) in English language and literature from Shanghai International Studies University. She was a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002, and at the University of California, Berkeley in 2007, as well as an invited fellow in the 2007 program on U.S. National Security sponsored by the U.S. State Department. She is now a member of the Shanghai Association of American Studies. Dr. Cai is the author of Political Development in the Cyber Age (Beijing: Current Affairs Press, 2015), U.S. National Information Security Strategy (Shanghai: Academia Press, 2009）and Internet and International Politics (Shanghai: Academia Press, 2003), as well as several dozen of articles and papers on cyberpolitics, cybersecurity strategy, cyberspace governance and Sino-U.S. relations.
Dr Rogier Creemers holds Master degrees in Sinology and International Relations, and a doctorate in Law. His main field of research is ICT law and policy in China, with a particular interest in how China engages with global Internet governance. After five years at Oxford University, he is now a researcher at the University of Leiden. His academic work has been published, amongst others, in the China Journal and the Journal on Contemporary China. He edits the China Copyright and Media website, and is manages the Cyber China research project at the Leiden Asia Centre. Rogier serves as a China expert for the Sino-EU Cyber Dialogue, and contributes regularly to reporting in, amongst others, the New York Times, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Yanqing Hong is the research director at the Internet Development Research Institute, Peking University of China. He focuses on data protection, cross-boarder data flow and cybersecurity related legal issues. He now leads the standardization project on personal data protection under the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee of China. Before joining Peking University, he worked in the Cyberspace Administration of China on issues relating to international cooperation and cybersecurity. He received his Ph.D. in Law from the School of Law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Tianjiao Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for American Studies, Fudan University, as well as a predoctoral fellow (2017-2018) at Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. He received his bachelor's degree in law at Fudan and started his Ph.D. program on arms control and regional security in 2013. Since 2016, he has been working as an analyst at Center for Global Cyberspace Governance Studies, Fudan University, cooperating with the Tencent Holdings Ltd. His research focuses on cybersecurity and strategic stability between China and the United States. He is also the member of International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) and the CTBT Youth Group. He has published several papers in the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies and top academic journals in China.
Dr. Jan Kallberg is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Research Scientist at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. He was earlier a researcher at Cyber Operations Lab, Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas, an Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University, and is a part-time faculty at George Washington University. Kallberg firmly believes that cyber research is to seek the unknown and find ways to utilize cyber as a policy option. He has been published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Joint Forces Quarterly, IEEE IT Professional, and IEEE Security & Privacy. His personal website is www.cyberdefense.com - a domain name registered in 1996.
Elsa Kania is an analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group. Her research focuses on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s advances in and approach to emerging technologies. Elsa recently testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the PLA’s unmanned systems and potential military applications of artificial intelligence. She is a graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where her thesis on the PLA’s strategic thinking on information warfare was awarded the James Gordon Bennett Prize. Elsa was a Boren Scholar in Beijing, China and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. Previously, she interned at the Department of Defense, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, and FireEye, Inc. While at Harvard, she also worked as a research assistant at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Jeffrey Kessler is a Counsel in WilmerHale’s International Trade, Investment and Market Access Group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kessler advises leading companies, industry associations, and governments on WTO law and free trade agreements, and has been involved in litigating a half-dozen WTO disputes, including several of the largest and most precedent-setting disputes. With respect to China, Mr. Kessler’s practice focuses on the application of domestic law and policy, and their potential to limit foreign companies’ access to China’s market. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Kessler worked at a Chinese law firm in Beijing. Mr. Kessler has collaborated with the Asia Society, the Leiden Asia Centre, and other non-profit institutions that focus on U.S.-China policy. Mr. Kessler is a proud alumnus of Jonathan Edwards College (2005).
Dr. Lu Chuanying is a senior research fellow at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and coordinator of its cyber project. He specializes in cyberspace governance and cybersecurity. He received his Ph.D. and M.A in International Politics, and a B.S. in Computer Science. He has also studied at Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American studies. He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and Oxford University. He is the Editor Chief of Information Security and Communication Privacy and a member of China-EU digital economy and cybersecurity working group. He has published articles on cyberspace issues in journals and newspapers including Cyberspace Governance and Cyber Security. He has worked closely with the Cyber Office of China's Foreign Ministry and Cyberspace Administration of China. Dr. Lu has also contributed to a variety of research projects related with cyberspace governance and cybersecurity strategy sponsored by the National Social Science Foundation.
Emily Parker is author of "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground," an in-depth look at Internet activism in China, Cuba and Russia. She is a Future Tense fellow at New America and a former staff journalist at The Wall Street Journal and New York Times. She was a member of the policy planning staff at the US State Department, where she covered 21st-century statecraft, innovation, and technology.
Graham Webster is a senior fellow for U.S.–China relations at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center, as well as a lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale Law School. Since joining Yale in 2012, he has been responsible for the Tsai Center's U.S.–China Track 2 and Track 1.5 dialogues on a wide range of security and economic issues, and he currently leads a project on cyberspace and technology policy in U.S.–China relations. Graham is also a fellow with the EastWest Institute and the Yale Information Society Project, and he writes and publishes the U.S.–China Week e-mail newsletter. In the past, he worked at the Center for American Progress; consulted for the Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the Clinton Global Initiative; and taught East Asian politics at NYU's Center for Global Affairs. Graham holds a master's in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a bachelor's in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University.
For more information, please contact Tsai Center Senior Fellow Graham Webster.