On Wednesday, February 17, The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford and the Center for International Governance Innovation will present an all-day conference entitled “New Alliances in Cybersecurity, Human Rights and Internet Governance.” The conference will discuss the challenges of creating a regime of internet governance that pays attention to security and human rights in the digital context.

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Sweden, and Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz are the scheduled keynote speakers. Other speakers for the event include Michael McFaul (Director, FSI), Eileen Donahoe (Human Rights Watch/FSI), Sir David Omand (former Director, GCHQ, UK), Michael Chertoff (former Secretary of Homeland Security, USA) and Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament). 

Event Speakers

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Carl Bildt

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Carl Bildt is a CIGI distinguished fellow, effective December 2014. A renowned diplomat, he served as prime minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994, and foreign minister from 2006 to 2014. Carl currently serves as Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a joint initiative between CIGI and Chatham House.

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