Testimony at the House of Lords on Cybersecurity and Foreign Policy

4 March 2018

Dr Andrea Calderaro speaking at the House of Lords International Relations Committee.
Dr Andrea Calderaro speaking at the House of Lords International Relations Committee.

Dr Andrea Calderaro, Director of the Centre for Internet and Global Politics and lecturer in International Relations was invited to give gave testimony at the House of Lord’s International Relations Committee on 28 February 2018. The meeting entitled ‘How is cyber and new technologies impacting international affairs?’ was organised in the context of the Parliament’s consultation on “Foreign policy in changed world conditions”.

On this occasion, Dr Calderaro discussed the increasing centrality of cybersecurity in Foreign Policy, and how this is challenging governments’ diplomatic capacity and international relations. The video and the transcript of the meeting are available via the House of Lords’s Portal. [ video | transcript ]

Of his involvement at the meeting Dr Calderaro said, “We will never be able to develop deterrence strategies by treating cyberattacks as a military attack among states. We rather need to develop cyber diplomacy strategies, aiming at securing the internet as a whole, beyond national borders and sovereignty.”

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