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Cooperation in South America for the Promotion and Protection of Patents and Trademarks - the PROSUR Initiative

The role of intellectual property in technological development has been increasingly recognized and incorporated in national policies of South America’s leading economies. Building on a traditional of regional cooperation, six years ago the Intellectual Property offices of the  governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador , Paraguay, Peru, Suriname  and Uruguay launched a cooperative effort to jointly strengthen the quality and efficacy of national IP regimes.

On Cybersecurity, Crowdsourcing, and Social Cyber-Attack

Social media is responsible for much positive change in the world. But these new tools can be used by bad actors to foment strife and undermine stability, as seen during violent incidents in the Assam state of northeast India in July 2012. Cybersecurity efforts must take into account the growing potential for cyber-attack using social media, where hoax messages are incorporated into a stream of otherwise legitimate messages, and understand how quickly mobile apps and text services can disseminate false information.

From Cyber to Immigration, Terrorism to Disasters: Securing America in the Next Administration

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discussed her departments plans to protect America from multiple threats. This event was co-sponsored with the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Group.

 

Domestic Drones & The Environment Revisited

For this encore episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we are joined by Joanne Gabrynowicz.  Professor Gabrynowicz is director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.  We examine privacy and other issues which arise from the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, in anticipation of growing use of the technology in U.S.

Civil Liberties in America After 9/11

Many security experts believe that the question most relevant to the possibility of a “cyber 9/11” attack is not “if” but “when.” What do we need to do to fortify our digital infrastructure against such a worst case scenario? And what are the implications for civil liberties when privacy is already a threatened concept in the virtual world of cyber space? We spoke with Anthony Romero, who became Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union just days before 9/11, to gain his perspective on these and other tough questions.

 

Securing North America: A Discussion of the Canada First Defense Strategy

Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw, Commander of Canada Command

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