Ford Policy Union Debate: Cyber Security

In a time when almost all of our transactions somehow involve an internet connection, every field should be concerned about cyber security – and health is no exception. Particularly as patient records slowly but surely transition into the digital realm, security and privacy concerns are paramount.

The Ford School of Public Policy’s Union is hosting a debate next Wednesday, February 20th, on the very topic of cyber security:

  • Ford Policy Union: Debate on Cyber Security
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • 5:30-7:00 PM
  • 1120 Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
  • 735 S. State Street
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The debate is free & open to the public, and will be preceded by a reception in the Great Hall at 5 pm.

You can follow or join the conversation with the Twitter hashtag #FordPolicyUnion.


Details on the event from the Ford School follow below:

This Ford Policy Union event will feature a debate on the effectiveness of international agreements on cyber security. Professor John Steinbruner, a noted international security scholar, will argue that the U.S. interest in prohibiting destructive attack on critical infrastructure assets is evident and urgent, and that direct multilateral negotiations are necessary to pursue that objective. Dr. Steven Bucci, a former military officer and government official, will argue that only after the U.S. establishes how to best address cyber security from the standpoint of purely American interest, should the U.S. push for international agreements on cyber security.


John SteinbrunerDirector, Center for International and Security Studies School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Steven Bucci, Director, Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

More about the Ford Policy Union 
The University of Michigan’s International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy organizes and hosts the Ford Policy Union, a series of public debate events. The events typicallyfeature one outside expert; a public policy practitioner, government official, academic and/or an international intellectual; and one U-M faculty member. The two participants present opposing views on a topic and answer questions from the audience.

Sponsored by:

The International Policy Center, and the International Policy Students Association.

For more information call: 734-647-3429.

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