Event: 21st-Century Cybersecurity: The Critical Role of Critical Languages in Advancing Multilingual and Cross-cultural National Security Approaches, Competencies, and Perspectives

Date(s): March 11, 2021, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Location: Online

Cost: Free but registration is needed

Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) Collaboratorium series – Spring 2021

21st-Century Cybersecurity: The Critical Role of Critical Languages in Advancing Multilingual and Cross-cultural National Security Approaches, Competencies, and Perspectives

Virtual event REGISTER HERE

Synopsis:

Featuring Dr. Mike Nugent, Director of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), this panel examines opportunities for innovation and impact in the national security environment leveraging cross-cultural expertise and languages critical to national defense* to foster education and research about cyber security and privacy. Recognizing that successful cyber security and privacy studies in the 21st century must be a multilingual and multicultural space, the event also contextualizes Georgia Tech’s unique interdisciplinary strengths as a STEM-driven institution with nationally recognized language programs and recently founded School of Cybersecurity and Privacy. 

Topics addressed include

  • The future of cyber security in a globally connected world
  • Competencies required for the multilingual cybersecurity field
  • Impactful career preparation for success in multilingual cybersecurity 
  • Critical research areas that bridge languages and security in service of national, industry, and governmental needs
  • Cross-cultural peace studies, national security, and cyber security

    The event will feature a Q&A session. It is free and open to the public with preregistration. 

    *National Security Education Program [NSEP] identifies 60 languages as “Critical Languages” for national security. The School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology offers 11 of these languages: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and Wolof. 

Welcome & Introductions: Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Professor of Global Studies; Chair, School of Modern Languages; Founding co-Director, the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Speaker: 

  • Michael Nugent, Ph.D., Director of Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), U.S. Department of Defense 

Roundtable responses:

  • Jenny StrakovskyAssociate Director of Graduate Studies and Career Education, Teaching Faculty of German, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Annie Antón, Professor in (and former chair of) the School of Interactive Computing; also serves as the co-chair of the curriculum committee of the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Seymour Goodman, Regents Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Computing, Co-Director of the Center of International Strategy, Technology, and Policy in the Sam Nunn School; also serves as the co-chair of the curriculum committee of the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Moderator and concluding remarks: Richard DeMillo, Interim Chair, School of Cybersecurity and Privacy; Charlotte B. And Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing, and Executive Director, Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), Georgia Institute of Technology


Atlanta Global Studies Center: AtlantaGlobalStudies.gatech.edu

Atlanta Global Studies Center Collaboratorium series: AtlantaGlobalStudies.gatech.edu/Collaboratorium

Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), a partnership of Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University, is funded in part by a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.