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Lone Wolf Terrorists

In this episode of NOW, Gabriel Weimann, who has conducted a 15 year study on the impact of the Internet on terrorism, discusses the rise of the "lone wolf terrorist." 

GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Wilson Center

Space is limited. Confirmation emails will be sent to those who RSVP, on a first come first serve basis.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden

“Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust,” a joint policy paper by former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Georg Mascolo, and Ben Scott, Senior Advisor at the New America Foundation, discusses the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The article offers a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S.

Done Right, Security and Liberty Should Reinforce Each Other. And Here's How to Do It Right.

Edward Snowden’s theft and disclosure of highly classified National Security Agency counterterrorism programs has generated a lot of discussion about finding the right “balance” between security and liberty. The word “balance” assumes that there is a zero-sum game: more of one is less of the other. But security and liberty are reinforcing values: we either get more of both, or less of both. Done right, government policies and laws that make the nation more secure – like those authorizing electronic surveillance – should not undermine our constitutional rights. Emphasis: Done right.

Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management: Workshop Summary

The growing use of social media and other mass collaboration technologies is opening up new opportunities in disaster management efforts, but is also creating new challenges for policymakers looking to incorporate these tools into existing frameworks. The Commons Lab, part of the Science & Technology Innovation Program, hosted a September 2012 workshop bringing together emergency responders, crisis mappers, researchers, and software programmers to discuss issues surrounding the adoption of these new technologies.

Book Discussion: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

Author and former public policy scholar Thomas Rid discusses his new book, Cyber War Will Not Take Place. He argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways.

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Cybersecurity in Your Neighborhood: Why Public-Private Partnerships Matter

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The nation’s critical infrastructure is at risk. Communications systems, electrical power, transportation, even water supplies, face both physical and digital threats.

Wilson Forum - U.S. Special Operations 2020

The National Conversation Series continues with Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command lays out his vision for Special Operations Forces in the years ahead.  Joining McRaven in the discussion are a panel of experts including Daniel Feldman, Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S.

Security Roundtable: Dealing with Outliers

This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we convene our security roundtable to discuss the best ways to deal with the “outlier states” of North Korea and Iran. Our guests are Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, Robert Hathaway, Director of the Center’s Asia Program, and Robert Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center.