Date(s): March 11, 2021, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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
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
- Michael Nugent, Ph.D., Director of Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), U.S. Department of Defense
- Jenny Strakovsky, Associate 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
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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.