Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

Professor Scott Shackelford
Director, Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
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The Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, created in January 2017, brings together scholars from across Indiana University and beyond to build scholarly networks, as well as seek out partnerships with managers and policymakers in the United States and abroad in order to translate research findings into effective policy. A polycentric approach to both Internet governance and cybersecurity risk management will be encouraged in this program with scholars coming from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: Secure Computing, Law, Business, Economics, Ethics, Public Policy, Media, Education, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Political Science, and International Relations. Only through such a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector, multi-stakeholder partnership might meaningful progress be made toward engendering sustainable models of Internet governance and an equitable cyber peace. Towards that end, this program is a founding member of the Cyber Peace Alliance, in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation.

Spring 2018 Events

Cybersecurity and Information Governance Reading Group:
Cookies and Hard Problems

  • March 7 · 4:00 p.m., Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
    This inaugural reading group session will focus on "Making Democracy Harder to Hack," led by Scott Shackelford   [Flyer]
  • April 3 · 4:00 p.m., Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
    The second reading group session will focus on "Is it Time to Care Who Has Your Data?," led by Angie Raymond

Ostrom Lecture on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
April 19 · TBA

This inaugural lecture will be presented by Michael Sulmeyer, Director, Cyber Security Project, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School.

Past Events

From leading security faculty in nationally ranked academic units to cutting-edge infrastructure, established relationships with various levels of government, and the long history of the Ostrom Workshop pushing the boundaries of governance research, IU is a natural home for this new and innovative program.”
— Program Director Scott Shackelford

Program Publications