Days after a trip to Vietnam, where he discussed building cyber resilience to protect scientific development with the President of Vietnam and the country's cybersecurity experts, Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has traveled to Wuzhen, China, where he spoke at at the "Forum on Global Governance in Cyberspace" at the third World Internet Conference.
The World Internet Conference, organized by Chinese officials to discuss Internet issues and policy, is the origin of the Wuzhen Initiative, developed last year, which calls on all countries to promote Internet development, foster cultural diversity in cyberspace, share the fruits of Internet development, ensure peace and security in cyberspace, and improve global Internet governance.
This year, John addressed the topic of cyberspace as a medium, reviewing events of up-to-the-minute importance (allegations that web sites promoting fake news stories to generate revenue altered the course of the recent national election) and advocating for international cooperation to share best practices and elevate the level of global cybersecurity.
Below are a few images of the forum's program, and one of John being photographed by two forum attendees.
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