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The 14th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference

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Conference Program 

Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
February 12 - 14, 2015

Conference Program Booklet (download PDF)
Conference Program Poster (download PDF)

Opening Ceremony:  Thursday, February 12th, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Keynote Address:  "National Security of Cyberspace:  How Can We Defend against Cyber Threats?"
View the recorded video of the 14th IGSC keynote address on Vimeo

Cyberspace is now called the “Fifth Operational Domain” after land, sea, air, and outer space. That is, cyberspace is becoming a battlefield. We hear news of cyber attacks almost every day. The U.S. government has set up a cyber unit (USCYBERCOM) and other governments are following suit. As cyberspace is borderless, victims are borderless. Military forces, governments, private sectors and even individuals are targets by cyber attackers. This talk will review famous cyber incidents in the world and consider possible ways to defend ourselves.

Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya is professor of Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University and visiting scholar at East-West Center. He is interested in the impact of the information revolution and international relations; regulations regarding telecommunications and the Internet; and cyber security. His recent publications include Cybe Terror:  Japan-U.S. vs. China (Tokyo:  Bungei Shunju, 2012, in Japanese) and Cybersecurity:  Public Sector Threats and Responses (Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press, 2012, co-authored) and many others. He earned his BA in political science, MA in international relations, and Ph.D. in media and governance from Keio University. Dr. Tsuchiya's webpage

Conference Paper Presentations:  Friday-Saturday, February 13th-14th, 8:30AM - 5:15PM

116 students, representing 40 universities and 24 countries from around the world, will present their research at the 14th Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC). Papers are organized into 26 panels with parallel sessions scheduled on Friday and Saturday, February 13-14, on the second floor of the East-West Center's Imin International Conference Center.

Contact Information

The 14th International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2089
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 USA
Ph. (808) 944-7549 | Fax (808) 944-7070 | Email:  studentconference@eastwestcenter.org