The International Relations Committee takes evidence from experts on cyber technology and security in international relations, followed by a video-link to New York with leading foreign affairs analyst, Dr Richard Haass.
Wednesday 28 February, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Mr Tom Fletcher CMG, Former Ambassador and Visiting Professor in International Relations, New York University
- Dr Andrea Calderaro, Director, Centre for Internet and Global Politics, Cardiff University
- Dr Madeline Carr, Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security, UCL
- Professor Philip Howard, Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute
- Dr Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations (video-conferencing)
- How have digital technologies changed the world conditions in which the UK conducts its foreign policy?
- How should diplomats use digital technologies, including social media?
- How much of a challenge is cyber security, and how well have the UK and its allies responded to threats?
- To what extent have digital technologies empowered citizens and sub-national organisations to both challenge governments and act internationally?
- To what extent has this affected international relations?
- Some aspects of President Trump’s foreign policy have been described as more traditionally Republican than had been expected. How conventional is President Trump’s foreign policy?
- From the US’s perspective, how important is the UK in international affairs?