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Friday, November 15 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Lines in the Sand: The Struggle for National Security in a World (40 min) / Lignes tracées dans le sable : la lutte pour la sécurité nationale dans un monde

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Panel Organized by: Mike Pereira, David Johnston Research + Technology Park

The world is seeing an unprecedented blurring of national and international boundaries, accelerated by global technologies that are deeply imbedded in infrastructure vital to nations and their citizens. This is playing out in real-time, with complex ramifications we scarcely understand – human behaviour is increasingly monitored, tracked, analyzed, and all too often, manipulated.

How do we protect ourselves from the threat of mis/disinformation? What do we do when the data of citizens is gathered and stored outside our borders? What happens when global technology intersects national security?

This panel takes an interactive dive into what Canadian’s and our government need to consider about the integration of technology into the fabric of our democracy.


Moderators
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Mike Pereira

Manager, David Johnston Research + Technology Park
Mike has developed deep expertise in business, communications, and partnerships, working with organizations ranging from global enterprise to tech startups and nonprofits. Prior to managing the David Johnston Research + Technology Park at the University of Waterloo, Mike worked with... Read More →

Speakers
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Bessma Momani

Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Bessma Momani is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and has been Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., a visiting scholar at Georgetown University's Mortara Center. She is a 2015 Fellow of the Pierre... Read More →
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Susheel Gupta

Senior Strategic Operations Advisor - National Security, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Susheel Gupta has built a world-renowned career striving for criminal justice. He has previously served as a Federal Prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Special Advisor, Terrorism and Security for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Acting Chairperson... Read More →
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Lewis Humphreys

Managing Director, Cyber Security & Privacy Institute, University of Waterloo
Lewis is a technical social translator. At the Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute we lead one of the best information security research teams in the world with over 40 faculty across all faculties in the University of Waterloo.Lewis brings 20-plus years of international experience... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 2

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