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U.S.-German Futures Forum – "Data for Good: Tech Insight for Security and Democracy" – Hybrid Event

Thursday, February 16, 2023, Time: 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

In Ukraine and elsewhere, governments are welcoming streamlined, voluntary information sharing by companies to speed up the process of public, coordinated attribution of major state-sponsored cyber incidents – to promote open knowledge, accountability, transparency, and, ultimately, democracy. What are the opportunities and challenges of this accelerated government and private sector collaboration in the data age? How can democratic accountability be guaranteed? Should technology companies be incentivized or regulated into disclosing how their products are being used for potentially malign geopolitical purposes? How can the nexus between private corporations and government in the transatlantic space be turned into an active learning environment to enable better foresight, diplomatic intelligence, and policy action at the nexus of foreign/security policy, data analytics and technology, and democracy? 

As part of the U.S.-German Futures Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of State, German Federal Foreign Office, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, and American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University, this intergenerational panel discussion will address these issues. Participants will explore how public and private spheres might partner more effectively on the identification, mitigation, and prevention of potentially cataclysmic security threats such as Denial of Service attacks, wiper malware, and ransomware demands, as well as physical threats – including an examination of early lessons learned from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  
Kemba Walden, Principal Deputy National Cyber Director, White House 
Regine Grienberger, Cyber Ambassador, German Federal Foreign Office 
David Van Weel, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  
Yasmin Al-Douri, Co-Founder, Responsible Technology Hub 
Carisa Nietsche, Associate Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) 
Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Google Cloud, Google

Melinda Crane, Senior Political Analyst, Deutsche Welle 

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Please note: You are welcome to attend the preceding reception which starts at 7:15 p.m.

This event will take place in a hybrid format.

You can register for the in-person event at Amerikahaus via XING Events - you do not need a XING account in order to register. Or watch the YouTube livestream below.

The U.S.-German Futures Forum was announced in July 2021 as part of the Washington Declaration issued by U.S. President Joe Biden and then- German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It represents the commitment of both governments to creating a novel format that can foster a new, diverse generation of transatlanticists who will work together to address future challenges, showcasing and strengthening the capacities of two of the world’s largest democracies. 

At the conclusion of the inaugural U.S.-German Futures Forum (November 2-3, 2022 in Münster, Germany, on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting), organizers agreed to continue exploring the theme of this first summit – The Future of Democracy in a Digital World – while examining the participant recommendations from November in follow-up events. Identifying and addressing issues of mutual policy concern at the nexus of technology, security, and democracy as part of this MSC side event represents an extension of the initial convening in Münster and makes the Futures Forum brand accessible to a wider audience in Munich. It will continue the intergenerational expert conversation launched in November 2022, allow for the network to reconvene, and attract new transatlanticists with expertise in cyber, security, digital, and data management (including new members of the corporate sector) to a conversation in the surround of the MSC. 

The German Federal Foreign Office, U.S. Department of StateBertelsmann Stiftung and AICGS under the joint moniker of the U.S.-German Futures Forum

Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Karolinenplatz 3, 80333, Munich

Dr. Markus Faltermeier

Leiter Programme Handels- und Sicherheitspolitik


089 55 25 37-65